Padres ride momentum of 8-run rally in rematch vs. Cubs

On Monday night, the Chicago Cubs’ win probability rested at 99 percent when they led the San Diego Padres by eight runs entering the bottom of the sixth inning. But San Diego signed up for all 27 outs, so it continued to play on. The Padres scored seven runs in the sixth and Fernando Tatis Jr. drilled a two-run homer in the eighth in a 9-8 win. The Cubs will try to bounce back from

Padres’ Ha-Seong Kim aims to put bad day behind him vs. Cubs

San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt said he’ll trust shortstop Ha-Seong Kim any day of the week defensively. But one of the best fielders in the major leagues had an off-game that might have cost his team a series win Sunday. Kim’s first two errors of the year led to three unearned runs and a 3-2 loss at San Francisco. Kim and San Diego will hope for a better result Monday night when the Chicago

All even as Padres, Giants square off for seventh time

Someone will walk away with an edge after the San Diego Padres and host San Francisco Giants meet for a seventh time already this season on Sunday afternoon. Two teams, separated by just three games in the standings at the end of last season, have split their first six head-to-head meetings this year. The Padres squared the season series when Jurickson Profar hit a grand slam and Michael King threw a shutout over seven innings

Padres’ Michael King looks for support vs. Giants

Right-hander Michael King hopes his new teammates are as generous with their support as they’ve been in his first two starts of the season when the San Diego Padres visit the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night. After the teams split four games to open the Giants’ campaign in San Diego last week, San Francisco got a leg up when Thairo Estrada ended Friday’s home opener with a walk-off double in the ninth inning of

Jung Hoo Lee set for home debut as Giants battle Padres

The San Francisco Giants will get the opportunity to introduce Jung Hoo Lee and reintroduce Bob Melvin to their fans when they host their home opener against the San Diego Padres on Friday afternoon. The clubs met to open the Giants’ season in San Diego, where Melvin was the manager the past two years. He recorded his first two Giants wins in the middle two games of the series, before and after the Padres earned

Willson Contreras bids to power Cards to sweep of Padres

Willson Contreras kept his approach simple in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s game when Yu Darvish fed him a split-finger fastball. “I was shooting for something middle-up,” Contreras said. “Good thing was I didn’t try to pull it and got results.” Those results: A two-run homer over the center-field wall that put the visiting St. Louis Cardinals ahead for good and led to a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres. Contreras’ homer has

Mike Shildt, Padres hope for better luck vs. Cards in rematch

Mike Shildt previously confronted his former team while serving as a coach to ex-San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin most of the past two years. But managing against the St. Louis Cardinals, who he guided to three straight playoff berths from 2019-21, for the first time on Monday night was something completely different. “I was fortunate and blessed to be in that organization and they gave me the opportunity (to manage),” Shildt said before San

Padres, packing a punch, welcome Cardinals

Six games into a 162-game season, the San Diego Padres are showing the type of offensive punch they so often lacked last year. Sunday’s 13-4 rout of the San Francisco Giants marked their second double-figure game and gave them 45 runs, an average of 7.5 runs per game. They collected five doubles and two homers in the first three innings alone. San Diego will try to keep up that prodigious production Monday night when it

Giants’ Michael Conforto bids to continue hot start vs. Padres

On Thursday, Michael Conforto became the 18th Opening Day left fielder in 18 years for the San Francisco Giants. With his performance in the first three games of the team’s first series at the San Diego Padres, Conforto seems determined to insert himself into the Giants’ record book in another, more positive light. After slugging a ninth-inning homer on Opening Day in a 6-4 loss, Conforto belted a grand slam in the eighth inning of

Giants attempt to bounce back against Padres

Left-hander Kyle Harrison gets an opportunity to avenge his only career defeat when he and the San Francisco Giants oppose the host San Diego Padres on Friday night. After staff aces Logan Webb and Yu Darvish squared off in a pitchers’ duel for five-plus innings on Thursday, the Padres torched the San Francisco bullpen for four runs in the bottom of the seventh and held on for a 6-4 win in San Diego’s home opener.