Schimpf's 20th homer not enough vs. D-backs

Schimpf's 20th homer not enough vs. D-backs

PHOENIX -- The D-backs waited until there were two outs. Then, they went to work. Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Owings each hit a two-run homer in a 5-3 win over the Padres on Friday night at Chase Field.

Owings broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning of the series-opening victory for Arizona, which scored all five of its runs with two outs. The D-backs' bullpen combined for four innings of scoreless relief after starter Braden Shipley allowed three runs over five. Randall Delgado (5-2) earned the win with a scoreless sixth, Patrick Corbin worked 2 2/3 innings and Daniel Hudson recorded the final out for his fifth save.

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Jackson wants to be part of Padres' future

Veteran starter will be free agent after this season

Jackson wants to be part of Padres' future

PHOENIX -- Edwin Jackson has been around baseball long enough that he's convinced he knows a bright future when he sees one.

Well, the veteran right-hander sees a bright future in San Diego. And he'd like to be a part of it.

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Green visits with Padres prospects in Peoria

Manager observes about 70 players in instructional ball

Green visits with Padres prospects in Peoria

PHOENIX -- Padres manager Andy Green made the half-hour trek to Peoria on Friday morning for a chance to see about 70 of the team's prospects in action in instructional ball.

Those prospects returned the favor Friday night, when the Padres invited their instructional league players to Chase Field to watch their series opener against the D-backs.

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Richard aims to finish season on high note

Richard aims to finish season on high note

Clayton Richard looks to cap an impressive final two months of the season when the Padres left-hander makes his last start of the year against the D-backs on Saturday at Chase Field.

Since being traded from the Cubs, Richard has posted a 2.01 ERA over 10 games. In eight starts during that stretch, he is 3-2 with a 1.88 ERA. Those losses came in each of Richard's first two starts, as he hasn't lost since Aug. 20.

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Padres can't contain Dodgers in home finale

Padres can't contain Dodgers in home finale

SAN DIEGO -- Evidently, Joc Pederson and the Dodgers aren't too keen on the idea of a cross-country flight early next week.

With a pair of timely doubles and three RBIs, Pederson lifted the Dodgers to a 9-4 victory over the Padres in Thursday's Petco Park finale. With the win, Los Angeles stayed alive in the race for home-field advantage in its upcoming National League Division Series against Washington.

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'Oh my!' Enberg reflects on legendary career

Honored by Padres, Hall of Fame broadcaster calling final game Sunday

'Oh my!' Enberg reflects on legendary career

SAN DIEGO -- Retirement? Not in the eyes of Dick Enberg, the man of the hour Thursday night at Petco Park.

"I abhor the term," said the legendary broadcaster, who called his final game in San Diego on Thursday, a 9-4 loss to the Dodgers. "I don't intend to slow down."

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Renfroe steals show as Padres play spoiler vs. Dodgers

Renfroe steals show as Padres play spoiler vs. Dodgers

SAN DIEGO -- The Nationals left the door wide open for the Dodgers to gain some ground Wednesday night in the race for home-field advantage in their upcoming National League Division Series. A pair of Padres rookies helped slam it shut.

Hunter Renfroe and Manuel Margot had two hits and two runs apiece, as the Padres played spoiler to their division rivals with a 6-5 victory. Dodgers starter Jose De Leon was chased after just 2 1/3 frames, in which he allowed five runs. The Padres tagged him for three in the first, before a prodigious two-run blast by Renfroe in the third -- the first home run ever to reach the roof of Petco Park's Western Metal Supply Co. building.

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Raise the roof: Renfroe's moonshot a first

Padres' No. 3 prospect launches ball to top of Western Metal Supply Co.

Raise the roof: Renfroe's moonshot a first

SAN DIEGO -- Padres fans have been hearing tales of Hunter Renfroe's prodigious power for a long time.

Well, it's here. And it's very real.

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Finger injury ends Blash's rookie campaign

Padres outfielder hopes to recover for winter ball stint

Finger injury ends Blash's rookie campaign

SAN DIEGO -- Jabari Blash's first big league season officially came to an end earlier this week, when the Padres sent their injured outfielder home in hopes of getting him some rest before a potential winter ball stint.

Blash sprained his left middle finger in late August, and had been attempting to make a recovery in time for the end of the season.

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Renfroe in rare territory with roof shot

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Renfroe in rare territory with roof shot

Padres rookie outfielder Hunter Renfroe had a pretty good game on Tuesday night. He hit a three-run homer and a grand slam, driving in all the Padres' runs in their 7-1 win over the Dodgers and setting a Padres record. Yeah, pretty good. But how good could it have really been, when neither of those home runs landed on top of a building?

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Myers completes greatest season in Petco Park history

First baseman sets marks for hits, HRs, RBIs and average

Myers completes greatest season in Petco Park history

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

First baseman Wil Myers hit for the records cycle at Petco Park this season.

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Padres derail Dodgers on Renfroe's 2 HRs, 7 RBIs

Padres derail Dodgers on Renfroe's 2 HRs, 7 RBIs

SAN DIEGO -- The National League West-champion Dodgers resumed play Tuesday night and ran into Padres rookie Hunter Renfroe, who homered twice and drove in all the runs in a 7-1 loss that diminished the Dodgers' chances of securing the home-field advantage over the Nationals in the NL Division Series.

"[Renfroe] was going against matchups that didn't really favor him today," said Padres manager Andy Green, who talked about how Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda would be a challenge for Renfroe before the game. "He hit two home runs and drove in seven, so it was a pretty spectacular day."

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Renfroe makes Padres history with 7 RBIs

Renfroe makes Padres history with 7 RBIs

SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Andy Green said before Tuesday night's 7-1 win over the Dodgers that Los Angeles starter Kenta Maeda would provide a unique challenge for his hitters. Particularly Hunter Renfroe, who has had a tendency to expand the strike zone.

After a night that saw the rookie outfielder hit a three-run homer and an eighth-inning grand slam -- to drive in each and every run the Padres put on the scoreboard -- it's safe to say Renfroe met that challenge, becoming the first Padres rookie in history to drive in seven runs in a game.

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Ross hopes to decide next step by end of season

Ross hopes to decide next step by end of season

SAN DIEGO -- The rehab process for Padres righty Tyson Ross has continued into the final weeks of the season, with Ross now getting multiple opinions this week to figure out the best course of action.

Padres manager Andy Green put to bed the idea that Ross would pitch for the team again this season and said that surgery is a possibility, but one that the 29-year-old Ross wanted to avoid.

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Margot wasting little time showing off talent

Margot wasting little time showing off talent

SAN DIEGO -- Standing in the clubhouse after the Padres' 4-3 win over the Giants on Sunday, Manuel Margot was asked who he thought was faster: himself or fellow San Diego speedster Travis Jankowski.

The 20-year-old rookie shook his head and laughed: "Travis."

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Sinker set Perdomo straight after early struggles

Padres' Rule 5 Draft pick had double-digit ERA before learning new pitch in May

Sinker set Perdomo straight after early struggles

SAN DIEGO -- A month and a half into his big league career, Luis Perdomo was pitching like he belonged in Double-A, completely overmatched by the Major League hitters he was facing for the first time with San Diego.

To be fair, Perdomo probably did belong in Double-A. The 23-year-old right-hander had never pitched above Class A Advanced before he was selected in the Rule 5 Draft last December. But because of his Rule 5 status, the Padres had to keep him on their active roster for the entire season or surrender him back to the Cardinals.

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Renfroe joins select group with 7-RBI game

24-year-old has 34 home runs this season between El Paso, Padres

Renfroe joins select group with 7-RBI game

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Hunter Renfroe on Tuesday night became the 10th player in Padres history to have seven RBIs in a game.

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Rosales again pushes Padres to home run record

Club has hit franchise record 173 homers this season

Rosales again pushes Padres to home run record

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Adam Rosales' second homer in as many games Sunday allowed the Padres to break their single-season home run record.

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Padres make things tough on Giants with comeback

Padres make things tough on Giants with comeback

SAN DIEGO -- The Giants still can qualify for the postseason, though their 4-3 loss Sunday to the San Diego Padres captured many of their second-half woes.

San Francisco generated a fraction of the offense it produced Saturday, when the club amassed nine runs and 12 hits. This time, the Giants mustered seven hits and scored only in the third inning.

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Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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Padres players remember Fernandez's joy

Padres players remember Fernandez's joy

SAN DIEGO -- Padres reliever Brad Hand woke up to texts offering condolences about his former Miami teammate, and one of the young stars of baseball, Jose Fernandez, who passed away Sunday morning. Hand didn't know what had happened, so he turned on the news.

"I looked on the news and saw it, and it was just very sad," said Hand, who played with Fernandez in South Beach from 2013-2015. "Feel for all those guys in Miami. Can't imagine what they're going through right now. Just a tough day."

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First impressions of Padres' top prospects

Margot, Renfroe and Asuaje made debuts vs. Giants

First impressions of Padres' top prospects

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

The San Francisco series was big for the Padres. Not because they split the four games at Petco Park over the weekend to complete their strong (8-2) second half against the Giants.

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Rookies fuel Padres' big rally before loss in extras

Rookies fuel Padres' big rally before loss in extras

SAN DIEGO -- The Giants won a game in which Madison Bumgarner allowed three home runs and the bullpen blew a save.

However, San Francisco did enough things right to claim a 9-6 victory and a share of the lead in the National League's crowded Wild Card race Saturday, as Denard Span's two-run homer punctuated a three-run, tiebreaking outburst in the 10th inning.

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Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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Cosart departs after one inning with elbow pain

Cosart departs after one inning with elbow pain

SAN DIEGO -- Padres right-hander Jarred Cosart left Saturday's 9-6 loss to the Giants with right elbow inflammation after throwing just one inning and 33 pitches.

After the game, Cosart said he has been battling a bone spur in the back of his right elbow for about a month now, and the pain became too much Saturday.

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Solarte has emotional return to Padres

Solarte has emotional return to Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte is back with the team after missing about a week when his wife, Yuliett Pimentel Solarte, passed away due to complications from her fight with cancer.

Padres manager Andy Green called on him off the bench in the seventh inning of the Padres' 9-6 loss to the Giants, and the 29-year-old infielder came through with a single after a warm reception from the Petco Park crowd.

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Adam Rosales and the all-out home run trot sprint

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Adam Rosales and the all-out home run trot sprint

Adam Rosales has a default setting that is really his only setting: 100 percent, all the time. The scrappy utility man has made a name for himself out on the field thanks to his commitment to the hustle -- so much so that he posted the second-fastest home run trot of the Statcast™ era earlier this season.

Well, he connected on a Madison Bumgarner offering in Saturday night's 9-6 loss to the Giants at Petco Park, launching a two-run shot to left that directly led to a solid impression of the Flash as he blitzed around the bases. 

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Padres pull away, drop Giants behind Mets

Padres pull away, drop Giants behind Mets

SAN DIEGO -- While interested observers were dwelling on the San Francisco Giants' faulty relief pitching, their offense was starting to go bad. Now it's downright sour, as Friday night's 7-2 loss to the San Diego Padres demonstrated.

Facing erratic right-hander Edwin Jackson, who at times possesses superlative stuff yet entered the game with a 6.00 ERA in 19 appearances, the Giants mustered four hits and both of their runs off him in six innings. San Francisco has scored 12 runs in its past seven games and ranks last in the National League with 23 runs in September.

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Asuaje all smiles after first two big league hits

Asuaje all smiles after first two big league hits

SAN DIEGO -- On the inside, Carlos Asuaje beamed from ear to ear.

But, standing on second base after his first Major League hit, his body language told another story. Asuaje -- who went 2-for-4 and played a pivotal role in two Padres rallies during Friday night's 7-2 win over San Francisco -- simply removed his elbow guard. He then adjusted his helmet and trotted toward first-base coach Tarrik Brock to drop off the protective padding.

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Renfroe, Padres prospects put right 'in the fire'

Renfroe, Padres prospects put right 'in the fire'

SAN DIEGO -- Presented with a fresh crop of September callups on Wednesday afternoon, Padres manager Andy Green announced his intention to "put 'em in the fire."

He wasn't kidding.

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Petco Park has never seen a season like Myers'

First baseman has already set three marks a Padres' home park

Petco Park has never seen a season like Myers'

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres. career.

First baseman Wil Myers is having one of the greatest seasons ever by a Padre at Petco Park.

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