Padres score three in 8th to hold off Giants
Posted: September 17, 2021, 12:22 am
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 39th home run and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4 on Thursday to earn a series split. San Diego starts a three-game series in St. Louis on Friday. Tatis also singled and walked twice a day after matching a career best with four hits.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 11:38 pm
Ryan Mountcastle sets a new Orioles rookie record with his 29th home run, a solo smash to put the O’s on the board in the 6th
Posted: September 16, 2021, 11:11 pm
Trent Grisham plates Adam Frazier on a sacrifice fly to left field, giving the Padres a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd
Posted: September 16, 2021, 8:21 pm
Padres LHP Blake Snell (groin) added to 10-day IL
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:46 pm
The MLB 2021 regular season has entered its final stretch, and with it came the first teams to clinch a spot in the postseason this year. With a win over the San Diego Padres on Monday, the San Francisco Giants officially clinched a spot playing October baseball — the team’s first playoff berth since 2016. With a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers followed suit by clinching a postseason berth for a ninth straight season.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:51 pm
Given California’s impressive Major League Baseball legacy, it’s kind of mind-blowing to realize that, until just 63 years ago, a “western road trip” in MLB parlance meant a team making a stop in St. Louis by way of Chicago or Milwaukee. Of course, the Dodgers and Giants transformed MLB geography forever by moving west from New York following the end of the 1957 season, their successful relocations to Los Angeles and San Francisco paving the way for MLB franchises in Anaheim, Oakland and San Diego.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:48 pm
Phillies 6, Cubs 5 Andrew Knapp scored on a walk-off passed ball to give Philadelphia a win over visiting Chicago in the second game of their three-game series. Knapp singled to lead off the ninth and was on third with two outs when a breaking ball from Trevor Megill (1-2) appeared to cross up catcher Robinson Chirinos. The ball hit his glove and caromed toward the third-base dugout, allowing Knapp to score easily.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:22 pm
Sep. 16—The Cincinnati Reds are tied for the second-worst record (6-14) in the National League in the last 20 games, and the stretch has cost them a role as the favorite to win the second wild card. A second straight loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4 on Wednesday, means the Reds (75-71) will lose their seventh straight series. They have to win Thursday afternoon to avoid being swept for the …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:13 pm
San Diego Padres (75-70, third in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (95-51, first in the NL West) San Francisco; Thursday, 3:45 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: TBD Giants: Kevin Gausman (14-5, 2.65 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 201 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Giants -150, Padres +130; over/under is 8 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The San Diego Padres travel to face the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. The Giants are 47-24 on their home turf.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:22 am
Eric Hosmer rips a two-run single into right field to score Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado, extending the Padres’ lead in the 2nd
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:38 am
Does anyone in the NL wild-card race want to make the playoffs?
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:16 pm
Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith each hit home runs as the Dodgers defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 and clinch a playoff spot.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 5:53 am
Buster Posey is hitting, moving on the bases and catching with an encouraging strength in mid-September for someone who had hip surgery three years ago and chose to sit out the shortened 2020 season to protect his young family. Posey homered in the first inning and beat out an infield single then scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth. “I feel good, I feel like my legs are underneath me,” Posey said.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 5:14 am
Jake Arrieta strikes out three over 3 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and three runs in his start against the Giants
Posted: September 15, 2021, 3:51 am
Swing and a miss!
Posted: September 13, 2021, 10:40 pm
Mediocrity is proving to be a standard in the wild-card races. The Blue Jays are the only team showing any urgency, while the others keep losing.
Posted: September 13, 2021, 10:02 pm
Bryan Ruby, a baseball player in an Independent League, came out as gay. On Sunday, he sang the anthem before the Dodgers game.
Posted: September 13, 2021, 7:43 pm
Max Scherzer was nearly perfect for the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday. With his nine strikeouts of the San Diego Padres in an 8-0 victory at Dodger Stadium, he became the 19th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to reach the 3,000 whiff plateau. He needed six and is now sitting at 3,003. Next up, Clayton […]
Posted: September 13, 2021, 4:00 pm
Sep. 13—The struggles continue for the Cincinnati Reds, who remain in contention for the second wild card only because the San Diego Padres have their own problems. The Reds (75-69) lost 2-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday and lost the series 2-1. It was the sixth straight series loss for the Reds, who are 3-7 in September. The Reds are off Monday and return to action at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday …
Posted: September 13, 2021, 2:11 pm