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San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., right, is congratulated by Eric Hosmer after hitting a solo home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres

Sep. 27, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 17th home run and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-2 on Saturday night, leaving the Giants in need of help to make the playoffs. San Francisco fell to 29-30 and is tied with Milwaukee for the final NL playoff spot. The Brewers hold the tiebreaker,...

Mookie Betts (50) of the Los Angeles Dodgers singles against the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Dodgers' Betts unseats Yankees' Judge for MLB's top jersey

Sep. 25, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dodgers star Mookie Betts supplanted Yankees slugger Aaron Judge on Friday for baseball's top-selling jersey in his first year on the West Coast. Judge's pinstriped No. 99 had been the most popular uniform in the majors for three straight years, but he's been bumped by his former AL East...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2020 file photo, San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, top, reacts after hitting a three-run walkoff home run to defeat the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game in San Diego. Wil Myers is back. While Manny Machado and Fernando Tatis Jr. have grabbed most of the attention on the playoff-bound Padres, Myers' comeback performance has also been instrumental in returning San Diego to postseason play for the first time since 2006. Myers is hitting .291 with 14 homers and 38 RBIs in 52 games. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Myers enjoying bounceback season with playoff-bound Padres

Sep. 25, 2020 2:26 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers is back. While Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado have grabbed most of the attention on the playoff-bound Padres, Myers’ comeback performance has also been instrumental in returning San Diego to postseason play for the first time since 2006. Myers’ six-year...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works against a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Clevinger suddenly pulled after 1 inning, Pads fall to Halos

Sep. 23, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The euphoria of clinching their first playoff berth in 14 seasons three days earlier was tempered for the San Diego Padres when right-hander Mike Clevinger was suddenly pulled after only one inning of his start Wednesday. Clevinger was sent for an MRI on his right biceps while the Padres...

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...