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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' Jurickson Profar, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Eric Hosmer during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Castro gets big hit after trade, Padres rout Angels 11-4

Sep. 3, 2020 2:22 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jason Castro had never been traded before, so the 33-year-old catcher was surprised when he got called back from the Los Angeles Angels' bullpen last weekend with news of his impending move to San Diego. In an even stranger development, Castro was back at the Big A just a few days...

San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr., right, reacts to a high, inside pitch thrown by Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman as catcher Tony Wolters pulls in the throw in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Denver. The padres won 6-0. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Myers homers, busy Padres blank Rockies 6-0

Sep. 1, 2020 2:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Wil Myers homered and Garrett Richards led a committee of pitchers that scattered seven hits as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Monday night. Even as San Diego capped a series of roster additions ahead of Monday’s trade deadline, it was mostly holdovers providing...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger gets another ball after giving up a home run in the first inning in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Padres get Clevinger from Indians in 5th trade in 3 days

Aug. 31, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

The contending San Diego Padres acquired Mike Clevinger in a multiplayer deal with the Cleveland Indians on Monday, bolstering their rotation with another bold move ahead of baseball's trade deadline. San Diego got Clevinger, outfielder Greg Allen and a player to be named from Cleveland for a package of young...

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

Gonzales dominates Angels with 4-hitter in Mariners' 2-1 win

Aug. 31, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marco Gonzales retired 21 consecutive Angels while throwing a four-hitter, and Jose Marmolejos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning of the Seattle Mariners' 2-1 victory over Los Angeles on Monday. Gonzales (4-2) had eight strikeouts and didn't walk a batter until the ninth...

Los Angeles Angels' Jason Castro (16) scores as Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, left, waits for the ball during the fifth inning of the first game of a doubleheader baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Padres acquire veteran catcher Jason Castro from Angels

Aug. 31, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The San Diego Padres acquired veteran catcher Jason Castro from the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday in a trade for right-handed reliever Gerardo Reyes. The Padres completed their fourth trade in two days by acquiring Castro as they bolster their roster for their first postseason...

Seattle Mariners' Austin Nola (23) is greeted at home on his three-run home run by Kyle Lewis (1) and Kyle Seager during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Mariners send C Nola to San Diego as part of 7-player trade

Aug. 31, 2020 12:18 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and San Diego completed a seven-player trade Sunday night, with catcher Austin Nola joining the contending Padres and prized outfield prospect Taylor Trammel going to the Mariners as centerpieces of the deal. Seattle sent Nola and right-handed relievers Austin Adams and Dan Altavilla...

Los Angeles Angels' Andrelton Simmons, front left, is tagged out by Seattle Mariners third baseman Sam Haggerty in a rundown between first and second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Simmons drove in Albert Pujols with a single on the play. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

After stellar starters' duel, Mariners top Angels 2-1 in 10

Aug. 30, 2020 8:50 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Griffin Canning and Justin Dunn traded zeros for six splendid innings Sunday, two young starters fulfilling their potential in a duel that thrilled their managers. The stalemate extended into extra innings, where Tim Lopes came through for the Mariners again in his hometown ballpark....

Houston Astros starting pitcher Cristian Javier throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of the first game of a doubleheader baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Angels beat Astros 12-5 to split DH caused by hurricane

Aug. 25, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Goodwin drove in three runs as the Los Angeles Angels snapped a three-game losing streak with a 12-5 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, splitting the doubleheader created by the approach of Hurricane Laura. In the first game, rookie Cristian Javier (3-1) allowed three runs...

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout swings for a two run double off Oakland Athletics' Chris Bassitt in the second inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Trout drives in 3 runs, makes diving catch as Angels top A's

Aug. 22, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are so accustomed to late-game comebacks they were surprised not to pull one off this time against the last-place Angels. And the A's infield defense has been so steady it was strange to see them commit three errors. Mike Trout drove in three early runs, then...