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Los Angeles Angels' Max Stassi hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Stassi, Canning lead Angels over playoff-bound Padres 4-2

Sep. 23, 2020 1:21 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Max Stassi, Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels cooled off the playoff-bound San Diego Padres two days after they clinched their first playoff spot in 14 seasons. Stassi had two impressive home runs among his four hits and Canning struck out 10 in six crafty innings to lead the...

San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. (23), Jurickson Profar (10), and Jake Cronenworth (9) celebrate after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Rally puts Padres back in playoffs for 1st time in 14 years

Sep. 20, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years, the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs, this time with a cast of stars who never flinch when they get down. The Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 Sunday with a three-run rally in the 11th inning that included a go-ahead double by newcomer Mitch Moreland. In...

San Diego Padres shortstop Eric Hosmer, center, celebrates after the Padres beat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in San Diego. The Padres clinched a spot in the playoffs. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

Sep. 20, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: FINAL WEEK Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres are headed to the playoffs, so are DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees. But going into this last week, a lot of postseason spots are still wide open. San Diego and the Yankees clinched berths in the expanded 16-team field...

Seattle Mariners' Luis Torrens hits an RBI double during the third inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Ex-Padres France, Torrens keep San Diego from clinching

Sep. 20, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have waited 14 years to get back to the playoffs, so standing by for at least one more day without clinching won't hurt anything. With their magic number down to one, the Padres were done in by former teammates Ty France and Luis Torrens, who backed left-hander Justus...

San Diego Padres' Manny Machado hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Machado, Paddack lead Padres over Mariners, 6-1

Sep. 19, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While Fernando Tatis Jr. cools down, Manny Machado is heating up as the San Diego Padres close in on their first playoff berth in 14 seasons. Machado homered twice and drove in four runs, Chris Paddack one-hit Seattle for six shutout innings and the Padres beat the Mariners 6-1 Friday...

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager congratulates Mookie Betts, right, after the Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

Dodgers 1st team to clinch playoff spot, beat Padres 7-5

Sep. 16, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While the Los Angeles Dodgers are regular participants in postseason baseball, there was something unusual about becoming the first team in the pandemic-shortened season to clinch a berth in the expanded playoffs. “It’s different, I guess. I just found that out five minutes...

San Diego Padres' Jorge Ona, right, reacts with teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Paddack sprains ankle but streaking Padres stop Giants, 6-1

Sep. 11, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jorge Oña homered for his first major league hit, Manny Machado also went deep and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 Thursday night despite an injury to starter Chris Paddack. Six relievers blanked the Giants over the final seven innings as San Diego won its...

San Diego Padres' Jorge Mateo, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring on a walkoff RBI double by Jurickson Profar to defeat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 in a baseball game, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Profar, Lamet lead Padres to 1-0 win over Rockies

Sep. 8, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jurickson Profar hit an RBI double with no outs in the ninth inning for the San Diego Padres, who got a brilliant performance from right-hander Dinelson Lamet to beat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Monday night for their sixth victory in eight games. The victory was costly, though, because...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout celebrates his two-run home run with coaches as he returns to the dugout during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Trout ties Angels' HR record, then scores winning run

Sep. 5, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout tied the Angels’ record for career home runs in the first inning and scored the winning run in the 11th as Los Angeles beat the Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday night. Trout drove a sinker from Lance McCullers Jr. over the wall in center for a two-run shot in the first...

San Diego Padres second baseman Jake Cronenworth catches a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Padres rookie Jake Cronenworth making big impression

Sep. 4, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It didn’t take Jake Cronenworth long to start making an impression in the big leagues. The rookie with the San Diego Padres doubled in his first big league at-bat, hit his first homer in his sixth game and put on such a fielding clinic at first base during the second full week of...