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FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal delivers in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. The San Diego Padres acquired Rosenthal in a trade with the Royals on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

LEADING OFF: Pads upgrade 'pen, Mets-Yanks play 2 again

Aug. 29, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the major leagues Sunday: ___ CLOSING THE DEAL Trevor Rosenthal’s bounce-back season has put him in the middle of a playoff race. The San Diego Padres acquired the reliever from Kansas City on Saturday for outfielder Edward Olivares and a player to be named. The Padres,...

FILE - In this July 25, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal delivers in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. The San Diego Padres acquired Rosenthal in a trade with the Royals on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Padres acquire Trevor Rosenthal in trade with Royals

Aug. 29, 2020 7:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The San Diego Padres acquired Trevor Rosenthal in a trade with the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, bolstering their bullpen for their pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. San Diego thought its bullpen would be one of its biggest strengths this year after it traded for Emilio...

San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar can't make the catch off an RBI double by Houston Astros' Myles Straw during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

No slams, but Machado, Padres end Astros' 8-game win streak

Aug. 22, 2020 1:51 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — There were no flashy grand slams for the San Diego Padres, just a gritty, grind-em-out effort from the bullpen after Garrett Richards lasted only two innings. Javy Guerra took over after Richards departed and Manny Machado hit a pair of RBI singles for the Padres, who beat Houston 4-3...

San Diego Padres relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz throws to the plate during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Padres place Pomeranz on IL with strained left shoulder

Aug. 21, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have placed left-handed reliever Drew Pomeranz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left shoulder, retroactive to Wednesday. To take his spot, right-hander Luis Perdomo was recalled from the alternate training site on Friday. Pomeranz, signed to a $34 million,...

San Diego Padres' Jorge Mateo is tagged out by Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly for the final out of the game during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Phoenix.The Diamondbacks won 7-6. (AP Photo/Matt York)

D-backs beat Padres 7-6, nail runner at plate for final out

Aug. 16, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Speedy Padres pinch runner Jorge Mateo was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first base on a single to end the game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off San Diego 7-6 on Saturday night. The Padres nearly completed a late rally after trailing 7-1. San Diego scored twice in the...

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Merrill Kelly throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, Aug 14, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Kelly, Calhoun lead Diamondbacks past Padres 5-1

Aug. 15, 2020 1:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Merrill Kelly needed a string of good performances during summer camp just to make the Diamondbacks starting rotation. Three weeks into the season, he's looking like the team's ace. Kelly pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning — lowering his ERA to 1.71 — to lead...

San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. reacts in the dugout after a home run by teammate Jake Cronenworth during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Padres beat Dbacks 3-0 behind Davies, three solo homers

Aug. 8, 2020 12:47 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Zach Davies retired the first 13 Arizona batters, Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a leadoff homer and rookies Jake Cronenworth and Edward Olivares also went deep to give the San Diego Padres a 3-0 win against the Diamondbacks on Friday night. Davies took a perfect game into the fifth before giving...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Chris Paddack works against a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Cronenworth, Paddack help Padres beat Dodgers 5-4

Aug. 4, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even with no fans in the stands, rookie Jake Cronenworth got a sense of the San Diego Padres' rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cronenworth singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning for the Padres, who hit three solo homers off Walker Buehler and beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Monday...

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland works against the San Diego Padres during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Freeland throws 6 innings of 2-hit ball, Rox beat Padres 6-1

Aug. 2, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Kyle Freeland pitched six innings of two-hit ball and was backed by the superb defense of Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 on Saturday night. Freeland (2-0) allowed a two-out single to Tommy Pham in the first and then retired 13 in a row...

San Diego Padres' Tommy Pham follows the flight of his three-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pham, Tatis homer in 9th, Padres rally, beat Rockies 8-7

Aug. 1, 2020 1:37 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Tommy Pham carried a little grudge with him to the plate. He took it out on the offending party. Pham hit a three-run homer in the ninth after Fernando Tatis Jr. tied it with two outs, and the San Diego Padres rallied for an 8-7 win over Colorado on Friday night to spoil the Rockies' home...