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With lead in NL batting race, McNeil sits in Mets' finale

Oct. 05, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a four-point lead in the big league batting race, Jeff McNeil was not in the New York Mets' starting lineup Wednesday for their regular-season finale against Washington. Mets manager Buck Showalter said it was his decision to sit McNeil as New York prepped for...

Padres wrap up 5th seed in NL playoffs, beating Giants 6-2

Oct. 05, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Manaea allowed only one hit in six shutout innings and the San Diego Padres wrapped up the fifth seed in the NL playoffs, beating the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night. “Fantastic — his pitch count, breaking ball, change-up, everything,” Padres...

Mets sweep 2 games from Nats but eliminated in NL East race

Oct. 04, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York was eliminated from the NL East race even as Brandon Nimmo, Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeill opened with three straight homers to spark the Mets to an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals and a sweep of a doubleheader on Tuesday night. The Mets won the...

Musgrove sharp in tune-up, wild card Padres hold off Giants

Oct. 04, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove pitched six shutout innings in a potential postseason tune-up and Wil Myers homered to cap a seven-run eighth that carried the San Diego Padres past the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Monday night. One night after clinching a wild card, the Padres...

Padres clinch NL wild-card spot during 2-1 loss to White Sox

Oct. 02, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres haven't partied this hard at Petco Park in 17 years. The Padres clinched a playoff spot while batting in the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, drawing a roar from the sellout crowd of 41,407 after the Miami Marlins beat...

Villar single in 10th, Giants beat D-backs in home finale

Oct. 02, 2022 21:05 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie David Villar hit a two-run, bases-loaded single with nobody out in the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 4-3 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, a dramatic finish to the final game of the season at Oracle Park. The win also...

Padres clinch playoff berth when Brewers lose to Marlins

Oct. 02, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres clinched their first playoff berth in a full season since 2006 on Sunday when the Milwaukee Brewers lost 4-3 to the Miami Marlins in 12 innings. The Marlins-Brewers game ended with the Padres batting in the bottom of the seventh inning against...

Cronenworth, Padres beat White Sox 5-2, magic number at 1

Oct. 02, 2022 00:44 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jake Cronenworth hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer and Mike Clevinger was brilliant for six innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Saturday to reduce their magic number for clinching an NL wild card to one. Juan Soto and Manny Machado...

Jiménez, White Sox win 3-1; Padres' magic number still 3

Oct. 01, 2022 01:43 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez homered and the Chicago White Sox jumped on San Diego ace Yu Darvish in a 3-1 win Friday night that slowed the Padres' march toward a playoff spot. Darvish was pushed back a day to give him extra rest with an eye toward pitching in the NL wild-card...

Vargas, Dodgers beat Padres 5-2 for 108th win

Sep. 30, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Miguel Vargas is making a push to be included on the Los Angeles Dodgers' postseason roster — if manager Dave Roberts can find a spot for him. The rookie outfielder hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded in the sixth inning and the NL West...