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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Left-hander Eric Stults threw a career-best two-hitter and Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded, two-run single with two outs in the sixth to give the Padres a 2-1 victory over the NL West-leading Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Arizona's Gerardo Parra doubled opening the game and scored on Cody Ross' sacrifice fly to make it 1-0, but Stults didn't give up another hit until Willie Bloomquist singled with one out in the ninth.
Stults (6-5) retired 16 of the last 17 batters for his third career complete game. He struck out three and walked one. He previously had thrown two four-hitters.
The fourth-place Padres pulled within four games of the Diamondbacks. San Diego has won four straight and seven of nine overall.
Bench coach Alan Trammell managed the Diamondbacks while Kirk Gibson served his one-game suspension stemming from Tuesday night's brawl against the Dodgers.
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Edinson Volquez wears uniform number 37.
He wore numbers 40, 38, and 31 with the Rangers, and number 36 with the Reds.
His hero is Pedro Martinez, who wore number 37 with the Expos in 1994 and 1995.
Volquez was once traded, with Danny Herrera, for Josh Hamilton.
According to Baseball-Reference, his most similar pitcher is Roger Pavlik...
According to MLB.com's Corey Brock, left fielder Carlos Quentin was scratched from the starting lineup before Saturday's game against the D-backs, giving utilityman Pedro Ciriaco, in a roundabout way, his first start with his new team.
#Padres LF Carlos Quentin scratched with some discomfort in left shoulder, the result of a swing on Friday.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres...
Gerardo Parra led the game off the with a double and eventually scored, but that was about it for the Diamondbacks, as they fell 2-1 to the San Diego Padres Friday night.
Left-hander Eric Stults threw a career-best two-hitter and Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded, two-run single with two outs in the sixth to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory against the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Arizona's Gerardo Parra doubled opening the game and scored on Cody Ross' sacrifice fly. Stults didn't give up another hit until...
San Diego Padres reliever Huston Street has been activated from the DL after recovering from his calf strain. Scott Bair was among those tweeting the news, along with the corresponding roster moves that sent Tommy Layne and Jaff Decker to Triple-A.
Padres make two moves today. Huston Street off DL, Layne and Decker to triple-a. Ciriaco (acquired from Boston today) also on...
Superb starting pitching has the Padres gaining ground on the NL West-leading Diamondbacks and on the brink of their longest winning streak of the season.
Giving the ball to Jason Marquis may keep them rolling. Marquis will attempt to extend his longest winning streak in nine years Saturday night against the D-backs.
The Padres (33-34) have won four in a row thanks largely to a...
After a day off to cool down from a heated series in L.A., the Diamondbacks arrive in San Diego for a weekend set with the Padres. But the D-backs have yet to feel the true effects of their brawl with the Dodgers on Tuesday.
The D-backs could be without scheduled Sunday starter Ian Kennedy, who is expected to face suspension for throwing at Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke's head...
SAN DIEGO -- It has been awhile since the National League West had an all-hands pennant race, and halfway into June is not the time to call one. But things are tightening up a bit.
The Padres pulled with three games of the NL West lead with a 6-4 victory over the first-place Diamondbacks on Saturday -- and San Diego is still in fourth, also behind San Francisco and Colorado. The...
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Yasmani Grandal's three-run homer capped a five-run fourth inning, and the Padres went on to beat the Diamondbacks 6-4 on Saturday night to stretch their winning streak to five and reach the .500 mark for the first time in two years.
Jason Marquis (9-2) allowed three runs and three hits in 6 23 innings to win his eighth straight decision. San Diego (34-34)...
Tonight, the San Diego Padres will play host to the NL West division leading Arizona Diamondbacks with the chance to make seriously progress in making up their 5 game deficit. The Padres will also be honoring the 1998 National League Championship team. Players from that 1998 team will be present at the game signing autographs and NLCS MVP Sterling Hitchcock will throw out the first...
The Padres defeated the D-Backs tonight, moving to 34-34. I feel like Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky . . .
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“He needed that,” Black said of Grandal’s homer. “For Yazi, this is still early in the year. There’s a little bit of frustration that sets in for players when they’re not hitting. To Yazi’s credit, he hasn’t let...
Yasmani Grandal's three-run homer capped a five-run fourth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Saturday night to stretch their winning streak to five and reach the .500 mark for the first time in two years.
Jason Marquis (9-2) allowed three runs and three hits in 6 2-3 innings to win his eighth straight decision. San Diego (34-34) pulled to...
Inspired by Left Coast Bias’ excellent post earlier today.
I bought season tickets for the 1997 season during the 1996 season, because it came with guaranteed playoff tickets for the 1996 post-season. Although that NLDS didn’t end well, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Tony Gwynn hit in 1997, his last truly great offensive season, even though the Padres finished 76-86.
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AP Photo/Winslow TownsonWell, as predicted, it did happen. Pedro Ciriaco was traded today to the San Diego Padres for a player to be named later or cash considerations. With the activation of Will Middlebrooks and the stellar performance of Jose Igleasias, Ciriaco's mediocre 2013 play could no longer justify a roster spot. San Diego's rookie phenom Jedd Gyorko has been sidelined...