San Diego Padres

Charlie Riedel/AP PhotoSan Diego Padres' James Shields bunts during spring training baseball practice Tuesday

Padres chairman: It was time to make changes

PEORIA — As the full squad of his remodeled club stretched in…

Charlie Riedel/AP PhotoSan Diego Padres' James Shields bunts during spring training baseball practice Tuesday
David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields

James Shields and Padres finalize $75 million, 4-year deal

SAN DIEGO — The Padres have finalized a $75 million, four-year contract…

David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields
David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields

James Shields and Padres agree to $75 million, 4-year deal

SAN DIEGO — Right-hander James Shields, who helped Kansas City reach the…

David J. Phillip/AP File PhotoRight-hander James Shields
Lenny Ignelzi/AP File PhotoSan Diego’s Petco Park will host baseball’s All-Star game in 2016

San Diego's Petco Park to host baseball's 2016 All-Star game

PARADISE VALLEY -- San Diego's Petco Park will host baseball's All-Star game…

Lenny Ignelzi/AP File PhotoSan Diego’s Petco Park will host baseball’s All-Star game in 2016
Jeff Roberson/AP PhotoRelief pitcher Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.

Valverde agrees to minor league deal with Padres

SAN DIEGO — Reliever Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor league…

Jeff Roberson/AP PhotoRelief pitcher Jose Valverde has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.
Jim Mone/AP file photoPitcher Jesse Hahn was traded to the A's from the Padres on Thursday for catcher Derek Norris.

A's trade catcher Norris to Padres

OAKLAND — The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a…

Jim Mone/AP file photoPitcher Jesse Hahn was traded to the A's from the Padres on Thursday for catcher Derek Norris.
Tony Avelar/APGiants rookie Adam Duvall circles the bases after his fourth-inning home run against the Padres on Sunday.

Posey, Duvall homer as Giants win before wild-card showdown

At the end of a long and sporadic regular season for the…

Tony Avelar/APGiants rookie Adam Duvall circles the bases after his fourth-inning home run against the Padres on Sunday.
Don Boomer/APGiants starter Ryan Vogelsong held the Padres hitless until the sixth inning before unraveling.

Giants swept by Padres, fall further behind Dodgers

SAN DIEGO -- The San Francisco Giants are reeling, having lost six…

Don Boomer/APGiants starter Ryan Vogelsong held the Padres hitless until the sixth inning before unraveling.
AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday

Lincecum whips Padres again in Giants' 5-3 win

SAN DIEGO — Eleven days after no-hitting the Padres, Tim Lincecum took…

AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday
Eric Risberg/APTim Lincecum is mobbed by Giants teammates after throwing his second no-hitter in less than 12 months Wednesday.

Lincecum throws another no-hitter against Padres

Tim Lincecum's days of dominance may be in the past. That doesn't…

Eric Risberg/APTim Lincecum is mobbed by Giants teammates after throwing his second no-hitter in less than 12 months Wednesday.
Eric Risberg/APTim Hudson

Giants stumble again as Padres rough up Hudson

Alexi Amarista drove in three runs on three hits and San Diego…

Eric Risberg/APTim Hudson
TONY AVELAR/APGiants manager Bruce Bochy

Matt Cain knocked around again as SF Giants fall to San Diego Padres

Cuban defector Odrisamer Despaigne pitched seven innings in his major-league debut to…

TONY AVELAR/APGiants manager Bruce Bochy
AP Photo/FileThis 1999 file photo shows San Diego Padres' Tony Gwynn. The Baseball Hall of Fame says Gwynn died of cancer on Monday

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

SAN DIEGO -- Tony Gwynn could handle a bat like few other major leaguers, whether…

AP Photo/FileThis 1999 file photo shows San Diego Padres' Tony Gwynn. The Baseball Hall of Fame says Gwynn died of cancer on Monday
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Hudson nearly tosses complete game as Giants edge Padres

It didn't take Tim Hudson very long to establish himself as the…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday

Posey, Lincecum lead Giants to 4-3 win

Buster Posey hit a two-run home run and Tim Lincecum earned his…

AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Pablo smashes three homers as Giants rout Padres

SAN DIEGO — With two home runs already in hand, Pablo Sandoval…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Giants can't hold off Padres, as San Diego wins 3-2

SAN DIEGO — Chris Denorfia hit a go-ahead RBI single in the…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitches in the ninth inning of his no hitter over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego

Tim Lincecum throws 1st no-hitter, beating San Diego 9-0

The Freak is back. Tim Lincecum tossed aside his recent struggles and…

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitches in the ninth inning of his no hitter over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Blanco's two-run triple in seventh helps Giants win

Gregor Blanco has learned to think like a run producer. Normally a…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Juan Perez hit a tiebreaking single with two outs…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford