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4/29/2016 | Spangenberg, Solarte, Amarista 'not close' to returning

The Padres could field practically an entire infield of injured players right now. They'd only need a first baseman. Cory Spangenberg (left-quad strain), Yangervis Solarte (right-hamstring strain) and Alexi Amarista (right-hamstring) are progressing slower than expected and still are "not close" to returning, according to Padres skipper Andy Green.

4/29/2016 | Wallace is becoming an elite pinch-hitter

By nature, baseball players are a routine-oriented bunch. But there's almost nothing routine about the job Brett Wallace fills as the Padres' primary offensive weapon off the bench.

4/29/2016 | Gwynn scored winning run in 1994 All-Star Game

The 1994 All-Star Game -- considered by many as one of the greatest games in the history of the series -- was one of Tony Gwynn's finest moments.

4/29/2016 | Dickerson's hit streak reaches 10 games

Alex Dickerson extended his hitting streak to 10 straight games for Triple-A El Paso Thursday while fellow Chihuahua outfielders Manuel Margot and Hunter Renfroe had their streaks stopped in a 4-2 loss at Fresno.

4/28/2016 | Nix, De Los Santos piggyback in shutout

Twenty-year-old right-handers Jacob Nix and Enyel De Los Santos combined for a four-hit shutout Wednesday as Class A Fort Wayne (11-9) scored a 1-0 win over Peoria in Fort Wayne.

4/28/2016 | Vintage Upton on display this season in SD

In his prime, Melvin Upton Jr. -- technically B.J. at the time -- dominated highlight reels in Tampa Bay, showcasing five tools on a nightly basis.

4/28/2016 | Bradley, Payano among top prospect performers Wednesday

Bobby Bradley is on a roll right now, and his hot hitting continued on Wednesday.The No. 90 overall prospect helped Class A Advanced Lynchburg to a 12-6 win over Winston-Salem by going 3-for-5 with a home run, a pair of doubles and three RBIs.

4/27/2016 | Myers pushes hit streak to 12 with long ball

Wil Myers loudly and emphatically tied his career-high 12-game hitting streak Wednesday, crushing a three-run home run into the left-field seats at AT&T Park during the seventh inning of the Padres' 13-9 loss to the Giants.

4/27/2016 | Padres unable to balance hitting, pitching in SF

It's certainly understandable that the Padres would qualify their three-game sweep at the hands of the Giants this week as more frustrating than usual. During Wednesday's 13-9 loss, they got plenty of offense, but none of the pitching needed to back it up.

4/27/2016 | Giants outslug Padres en route to sweep

The entire San Francisco offense got into the fun Wednesday afternoon, as the Giants completed their sweep of the Padres with a 13-9 victory at AT&T Park. All nine starters either scored a run or drove one in, and the Giants set a season high with the 13 runs.

4/27/2016 | Erlin temporarily halts throwing program

Padres southpaw Robbie Erlin has temporarily backed off his throwing program in his recovery from a left elbow strain that landed him on the disabled list earlier this month.

4/27/2016 | Padres, Dodgers set to resume rivalry in LA

The Dodgers have gotten the better of their Southern California rivals recently, having won nine straight games against San Diego. Padres right-hander Cesar Vargas is new to the rivalry, and he'll be looking to put a halt to that skid Friday night in Los Angeles.

4/27/2016 | AL scored sixth straight win in 1993 All-Star Game

Seven pitchers held the National League to one run on five hits over the final eight innings and Kirby Puckett hit a homer and a run-scoring double in 1993 as the American League won a sixth straight All-Star Game.

4/27/2016 | Shields 0-4 mark more a lack of run support

Right-handed starter James Shields is 0-4 on the season. And it's not his fault.

4/27/2016 | El Paso OFs extend hitting streaks

El Paso's outfield prospects led the charge Tuesday night as the Triple-A Chihuahuas beat division-leading Salt Lake for the third time in four games.

4/27/2016 | Strong Shields again goes unrewarded

In the eyes of the Padres, their own veteran right-hander was just as good as Johnny Cueto in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Giants. They simply didn't back James Shields with the offensive support that a start like his truly deserved.

4/27/2016 | Giants get just enough to back Cueto's shutout

Denard Span broke an offensive logjam Tuesday night with a fifth-inning RBI double as the San Francisco Giants handed a superb Johnny Cueto his 100th career victory with a 1-0 decision over the San Diego Padres.

4/26/2016 | Cashner, Shark rolling as Padres-Giants series wraps

Two hard-throwing right-handers take the hill Wednesday, as the Padres and Giants wrap up their three-game series with a matinee at AT&T Park. Andrew Cashner gets the ball for the Friars, looking to build off an impressive two-start stretch in which he allowed one run over six innings in both outings. Opposite Cashner will be Giants righty Jeff Samardzija, who has logged the two longest outings by a starter for either team thus far.

4/26/2016 | Hedges out 6-8 weeks with broken bone in hand

Padres Minor League catcher Austin Hedges has a hamate fracture in his left hand that will require surgery, manager Andy Green said Tuesday.

4/26/2016 | Padres reinforce bullpen by adding Kirkman

Michael Kirkman woke up Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City on a Minor League contract with Triple-A El Paso. Before the sun had set, Kirkman, a 29-year-old left-handed reliever, had already joined the Padres in San Francisco.

4/26/2016 | Margot, Renfroe, Schimpf pace El Paso

Hunter Renfroe's homer streak was snapped Monday night, but he and Manuel Margot continued their hitting streaks as Triple-A El Paso scored an 8-5 victory at Salt Lake.

4/26/2016 | Padres' comeback bid lacks decisive blow

A late Padres rally turned what looked like an easy Giants win into a tense affair in the top of the eighth inning Monday. That final breakthrough, however, never came.

4/26/2016 | Giants hang on to reward Bumgarner

Madison Bumgarner delivered a typical performance to halt an atypical losing streak Monday night as the San Francisco Giants outlasted the San Diego Padres, 5-4.

4/25/2016 | Padres look to deny Cueto 100th career win

When Johnny Cueto -- arguably the Giants' best starting pitcher so far this season -- faces the Padres on Tuesday night, he'll be looking for his 100th career victory. But Padres starter James Shields -- already one of 20 active members of that century club -- will be doing his best to deny Cueto that milestone.

4/25/2016 | Norris keeping faith in face of hard-hit outs

Entering Monday's game, no qualified Padres hitter had a higher average exit velocity than Derek Norris. And yet, entering Monday's game, no qualified Padres hitter had a lower batting average than Norris' .158 mark.

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