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Gay Chorus 'Snubbed' at Padres Game

Why did a recording sing over them?

(Newser) - The San Diego Padres are in trouble after inviting a gay chorus to sing at the ballgame Saturday night and playing a woman's recorded voice over them—with thousands of fans in attendance, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. (See it here on YouTube .) The San Diego Gay Men'... More »

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dead at 54

Former Padres great succumbs to cancer

(Newser) - Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died of cancer at 54 in the San Diego suburb of Poway, his agent tells the AP. The outfielder's sweet left-handed swing and undying loyalty to the San Diego Padres made him one of San Diego's best-loved athletes—he was nicknamed... More »

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Dick Williams Dies

William dead at 82 from a ruptured aortic aneurysm

(Newser) - By taking over a ninth-place team and leading it to the pennant in his first year as a big-league manager in Boston, Dick Williams earned the reputation of being a turnaround artist that he built on later in Montreal and San Diego. By taking over an emerging powerhouse in Oakland... More »

Best Ballpark Hot Dogs

Forget apple pie—nothing goes with baseball like these

(Newser) - Baseball season’s in full, ahem, swing, and in that spirit, Delish runs down the best ballpark hotdogs. Some highlights:
  • Georgia Dog, Turner Field, Atlanta. A blanket of cole slaw and some sautéed Vidalia onions make this a winner.
  • Arizona Dog, Chase Field, Phoenix. Southwest rules this foot-long—chorizo,
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Halladay Stays; ChiSox Get Peavy

(Newser) - The biggest move on today’s baseball trading deadline looks to be one that wasn’t made, Fox Sports reports: Toronto kept ace right-hander Roy Halladay, who’d drawn interest from contenders in both leagues. The biggest name dealt was right-hander Jake Peavy, sent from San Diego to the Chicago... More »

Giants' Sanchez No-Hits Padres

(Newser) - Jonathan Sanchez, an unlikely candidate, pitched the majors' first no-hitter this season last night, dominating the San Diego Padres with an array of pitches in the San Francisco Giants' 8-0 victory. The 26-year-old left-hander returned to the rotation after a nearly 3-week demotion to the bullpen—and he only got... More »

In Astros-Padres Game, Beekeeper Earns a Save

(Newser) - The Astros-Padres game yesterday in San Diego drew a crowd of 23,284—and thousands of bees. Padres left fielder Kyle Blanks sighted the swarm in the top of the ninth and tried to signal the umpire, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "I saw Kyle walking toward the infield... More »

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—... More »

Dempster K's 12 to Lead Cubs Over Padres 4-0

Cubs hurler goes eight-plus innings, knocks in go-ahead run

(Newser) - Ryan Dempster struck out a career-high 12 and hit a go-ahead single against Greg Maddux during a four-run fifth inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the punchless Padres 4-0. Jim Edmonds singled in his debut with the Cubs, who won three of four from the team with the worst record... More »

Lilly, Cubs Best Padres 8-5

(Newser) - Ted Lilly struck out 11 in six innings to win his third straight start, and Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto homered to lead the Chicago Cubs over the San Diego Padres 8-5 Wednesday night. Backed by three RBIs apiece from Soriano and Soto, Lilly (4-4) allowed six hits and four... More »

Greene's Homer Pushes Padres Past Cubs

(Newser) - Khalil Greene hit a three-run home run to help Shawn Estes earn his first victory since 2005 with the San Diego Padres' 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Estes pitched 5 1-3 innings and the Padres' bullpen secured the win with 3 2-3 innings of hitless relief.... More »

Zambrano Cruises to 5th Straight

Cubs beat Padres easily, 12-3

(Newser) - Carlos Zambrano won his fifth straight decision and Alfonso Soriano homered in a six-run fifth as the Chicago Cubs won their fourth straight, beating the San Diego Padres 12-3. Pitching with an extra day's rest, Zambrano allowed six hits and three runs in seven innings and also chipped in with... More »

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 »

Maddux Beats Rockies For 350th Win

Gonzalez three-run homer helps Padres end 5-game skid

(Newser) - Greg Maddux became the ninth pitcher in big league history to win 350 games, reaching the plateau in his fifth try and leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies last night. With Adrian Gonzalez hitting a three-run homer and the Padres ending a five-game... More »

Braves Beat Padres 5-4, Complete 6-0 Homestand

Atlanta improves to 1-9 in one-run games

(Newser) - The Atlanta Braves finally won a one-run game when Matt Diaz hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth to beat the San Diego Padres 5-4. Atlanta was the first team since the 2000 Houston Astros to lose its first nine one-run games. The Braves were the only team in the... More »

Norton's Pinch-Hit Lifts Braves Past Padres

(Newser) - Pinch-hitter Greg Norton broke a seventh-inning tie with a bases-loaded single and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win. Tim Hudson (5-2) gave up six hits and two runs in seven innings. He walked three and struck out three. Manny... More »

Jones, Braves Win 4th Straight

(Newser) - Chipper Jones hit his 10th homer, Jair Jurrjens pitched six strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 to improve the NL's best home record. Mark Kotsay added two hits, including a homer. Kotsay also delivered the defensive play of the game in the fifth inning,... More »

Maddux Still Waiting for Win No. 350

(Newser) - When Greg Maddux left in the sixth inning, he walked off the mound and headed directly for the clubhouse, bypassing the San Diego Padres' dugout. There were no slaps on the back from teammates, and no milestones for Maddux, either. He failed in his fourth bid to reach 350 victories... More »

Peavy Helps Padres Beat Marlins

Pitcher picks up first win since April 11 as Iguchi doubles in 2

(Newser) - Jake Peavy won for the first time in more than three weeks and Tadahito Iguchi hit the go-ahead two-run double to help the San Diego Padres defeat the Florida Marlins 7-2 on last night. Peavy (4-1) allowed two runs, five hits, walked two and struck out eight in 5 2/3... More »

Uggla's Homers Power Marlins Past Padres

Florida ends three-game losing skid

(Newser) - Dan Uggla hit two home runs, Mark Hendrickson pitched seven effective innings and the Florida Marlins beat the San Diego Padres 6-4 on Friday. Uggla's second homer, a three-run shot off Justin Germano that traveled over the left-field scoreboard, was followed by a homer from Luis Gonzalez. It was the... More »

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