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Padres' Power Spoils Rockies Rookie's Debut

San Diego's Greene, Hairston back strong outing by Chris Young

(Newser) - Scott Hairston and Khalil Greene homered to spoil Greg Reynolds' first start, leading San Diego to a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and their first series win in nearly a month. After winning for just the sixth time in 24 games, the Padres (14-24) continue to have... More »

Cubs Cruise Past Diamondbacks

Lily strikes out 10 and drives in tying run

(Newser) - Ted Lilly kept his glove on his hand this time. Lilly gave up another homer to Chris Young, but instead of throwing a tantrum the left-hander led the Chicago Cubs over Arizona 3-1 today in the first meeting between the teams since the Diamondbacks' sweep in last year's playoffs. Young... More »

Gonzalez's Homer Lifts Young, Padres Over Phillies

(Newser) - Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Chris Young pitched six effective innings to help the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 Wednesday night. After giving up a two-run homer to Chase Utley in the first, Young (2-2) kept the Phillies off balance with a variety of pitches,... More »

Pinch-Hitting Pitcher Keys Arizona Rally

Owings' 2-run homer knots game at 7; D-Backs reach 20 wins

(Newser) - Pitcher Micah Owings' pinch-hit homer tied the game in the sixth and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied from four runs down to beat the Houston Astros 8-7 on Wednesday. Owings, 4-0 as a starter and arguably the best-hitting pitcher in the game, hit the first pitch of the game from reliever... More »

Big Unit Beats Punchless Padres

Lanky lefty gets first win since June

(Newser) - Randy Johnson got his first victory since having back surgery in August, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-1 win over San Diego on Friday night. Johnson held the Padres' popgun offense to one run on three hits while striking out seven in six innings. The last-place Padres lost for... More »

Aurilia's Homer Carries Giants

Padres continue to struggle

(Newser) - The San Diego Padres are struggling so badly that they allowed only four hits to the San Francisco Giants, and still lost. Rich Aurilia homered off Chris Young in the seventh inning to keep Tim Lincecum perfect this season and give San Francisco a 1-0 win last night in another... More »

Furcal, Ethier Lead Dodgers Over Padres

Lowe allows one run in 8 innings as LA snaps 4-game losing streak

(Newser) - Andre Ethier went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, Rafael Furcal and Matt Kemp each hit their first homers of the season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a four-game losing streak with an 11-1 rout of the San Diego Padres last night. Derek Lowe (1-0) allowed a run and four... More »

Reynolds Homers Twice As D-Backs Cruise

Arizona pushes winning streak to four in home opener

(Newser) - Mark Reynolds hit two of Arizona's four home runs Monday night, and the Diamondbacks won their home opener 9-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers to stretch their winning streak to four games. Orlando Hudson had a two-run homer, and Chris Young added a solo shot and an RBI single after... More »

Young's 2 Homers Lift Diamondbacks

Webb dominates Rockies with seven strong innings

(Newser) - The Arizona Diamondbacks spoiled the unveiling of the Colorado's National League championship banner by beating the Rockies 7-2 last night. Chris Young hit two homers and Brandon Webb (2-0) allowed only one earned run and five hits over seven innings for the Diamondbacks. Justin Upton had a solo homer in... More »

Arizona Within .001 of San Diego

D-Backs pound Young, keep division race interesting with 9-1 win

(Newser) - As they have done all season, Arizona followed a lopsided loss with a win, prevailing 9-1 against division-leading San Diego following a 10-2 drubbing. With a 77-63 record, the D-Backs are now just .001 behind the Padres (76-62) in the standings. Enormous All-Star Chris Young, 6'10", was walloped for five... More »

D'backs Back on Top in NL West

Arizona squeaks by in huge game against Padres to regain the division lead

(Newser) - After chalking up an eight-run lead and then watching it dwindle, the Diamondbacks held on to win 8-7 and move back ahead of San Diego in the NL West. D'backs closer Jose Valverde gave up a solo homer to Milton Bradley in the ninth before striking out two Padres to... More »

Wells Cut by Padres; May Hang It Up

20-year vet might draw interest from teams looking for lefty

(Newser) - David Wells may have pitched his last game. The Padres released the 44-year-old left-hander yesterday to make room for Chris Young, who's coming off the disabled list. It's up to Wells now whether he'll retire or stay available and try to land a spot with another team. The boisterous Boomer... More »

Cain Able, Giants Not; Padres Win 1-0

San Diego wins third straight one-run game with the shutout

(Newser) - The Giants continue to struggle to score runs and the Padres continue to excel at preventing them. The Padres' 1-0 win spoiled a brilliant outing by San Francisco’s Matt Cain, who allowed just one hit in seven innings, as the San Diego bullpen extended its season-opening scoreless innings streak... More »

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