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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...

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...

MLB suspends 3 minor league pitchers for drug violations

Sep. 23, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended three minor league pitchers after they tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The penalties were announced on Friday. Melvi Acosta, a 27-year-old right-hander with Minnesota's Triple-A affiliate in...

Alfaro's 2-run single in 9th rallies Padres past Dbacks, 6-5

Sep. 07, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jorge Alfaro hit a two-run, bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a wild 6-5 comeback victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. The Padres, who fell behind 5-0 after five innings, pulled back into the...

Suspended Padres star Tatis has surgery on left shoulder

Sep. 06, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Suspended shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. had surgery Tuesday to repair the torn labrum in his left shoulder, the San Diego Padres said. The surgery was performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Neal ElAttache, the team physician for the Dodgers and the NFL's Rams. The surgery...

Tatis' shoulder surgery delayed because of strep throat

Aug. 30, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. had to postpone a scheduled shoulder surgery because he has strep throat, the latest wrinkle in what’s been a turbulent season for the San Diego Padres shortstop. Tatis was slated to have the labrum in his left shoulder repaired on Tuesday,...

2 minor league players suspended by MLB for drug violations

Aug. 30, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two minor league players were suspended by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for drug violations. Pittsburgh infielder Francisco Acuna, on the roster of Single-A Greensboro, was banned 80 games without pay after testing positive for gw501516, a performance-enhancing...

Gonzalez, Giménez homer off Clevinger, Guardians top Padres

Aug. 24, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Offense was hard to come by at Petco Park on Tuesday night and the Cleveland Guardians got just enough against former teammate Mike Clevinger. Rookie Oscar Gonzalez and Andrés Giménez homered off Clevinger and the AL Central-leading Guardians beat the Padres...

Tatis apologizes to Padres, fans for 80-game drug suspension

Aug. 23, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr. apologized privately to his San Diego Padres teammates for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, then publicly expressed remorse for the 80-game suspension that will keep him off the field well into next season. “There's no other...

Padres switch Tatis bobblehead giveaway to Soto shirt night

Aug. 16, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have replaced a planned Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night with a Juan Soto T-shirt giveaway after the superstar shortstop was banned 80 games Friday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. Tatis, a 23-year-old sensation...