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8/30/2015 | Kemp, Upton's bats help to carry Padres

The numbers are significant enough to put credence in the fact that Matt Kemp and Justin Upton drive the Padres offense. On Sunday, the two came through again as they both homered in a 9-4 win over the Phillies on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

8/30/2015 | Lewis, Ross go head to head in series opener

Colby Lewis will usher in the Rangers' longest road trip of the season as they open in San Diego on Monday, while vying for his 15th win, which would be a career high for the 36-year-old right-hander. The Padres will counter with righty Tyson Ross

8/30/2015 | Jankowski getting comfortable at MLB level

Padres outfielder Travis Jankowski had heard the stories about rookie hazing. The Padres rookie was familiar with the stories about rookie pitchers having to carry a Dora the Explorer backpack to the bullpen, arriving in the clubhouse with your street clothes missing and a Batman costume hanging in your locker and countless other discomforts. That is until he arrived at Citizens Bank Park and his family came to town.

8/30/2015 | ICYMI: Padres unable to complete comeback vs. Phillies

Despite a 3-for-10 showing at the plate with runners in scoring position on Saturday, the Friars dropped Game 2 of a three-game set against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Padres were able to outhit the Phils on Saturday, pounding out eighth hits to the Phillies' six, but they were unable to capitalize on their opportunities, falling by a score of 4-3.

8/29/2015 | Rea still learning from his mistakes for Padres

It's one of those time honored baseball clichés that you never really know how good a player is until he faces some adversity. No matter how much talent a rookie has, no matter how hard he has worked, and no matter how well he has pitched through the Minor Leagues, at some point the key will be the ability to handle adversity. That's where Padres rookie Colin Rea, the No. 2 prospect in the Padres' system, finds himself after four major league starts, including Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies.

8/29/2015 | Myers close to starting a rehab assignment

Early Saturday afternoon, Wil Myers took part in some early batting practice at Citizens Bank Park. The Padres outfielder has been sidelined due to wrist surgery to remove bone spurs since June 13, and along with another session Sunday morning, he'll begin a rehab assignment later this week with his destination most likely Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore.

8/29/2015 | Kennedy one of NL's most improved pitchers in 2nd half

Since the All-Star break, Ian Kennedy is 4-4 with a 2.32 earned run average (13 runs in 50 1/3 innings). It is the seventh-best, second-half ERA in the National League. Kennedy had a 4.91 ERA in the first half of the season.

8/29/2015 | RHP Smith allows one run in seven innings in Triple-A El Paso win

Right-hander Chris Smith allowed one run on four hits over seven innings Friday night as Triple-A El Paso (71-62) scored a 7-1 win over Oklahoma City in Texas to move to within 2 1Ž2 games of division-leading Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League's Pacific Southern race.

8/29/2015 | ICYMI: Phils win opener despite Kennedy's quality start

Starter Ian Kennedy finished out the month of August with his third-straight quality start on Friday, surrendering only two earned runs on two hits and five walks, while also striking out seven Phillies.

8/28/2015 | Kennedy frustrated by run-scoring wild pitch

Over the course of 6 2/3 innings of work on Friday, Ian Kennedy found himself in a pair of tough situations. The first, he escaped with the help of third baseman Yangervis Solarte and a spectacular play. The second, he pushed the envelope just a bit too far and in a tough game, and that was the difference.

8/28/2015 | Rookies square off as Rea faces Morgan

The Padres will look to keep their playoff hopes alive in a battle of rookie starters when they face the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday.

8/28/2015 | Phillies snap 4-game skid behind Nola

Phillies rookie Aaron Nola looks like the real deal. He allowed two hits, one run, two walks and struck out six in seven innings on Friday night in a 7-1 victory over the Padres at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' first-round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft improved to 5-1 with a 3.26 ERA in eight big league starts.

8/28/2015 | ICYMI: Friars rally late, fall short in finale

For the second day in a row at Nationals park a pitcher named Ross was given the "W" after a hard-fought win at the ballyard, but unfortunately for the Padres that Ross brother played for the wrong team.

8/28/2015 | OF Asencio, RHP Rea, coach Jones honored by Texas League

Left-hander Thomas Dorminy and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout to move low Single-A Fort Wayne to the brink of a Midwest League playoff berth and two members of Double-A San Antonio were named to the post-season Texas League All-Star team Thursday.

8/28/2015 | Renfroe continues torrid stretch at Triple-A El Paso

It's safe to say that Hunter Renfroe likes hitting in the Pacific Coast League. The Padres' No. 1 prospect had another big game Thursday, going 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBIs in Triple-A El Paso's 9-7 loss to Oklahoma City.

8/28/2015 | M. Upton puts on a show for Padres in OF

If you've seen Nationals Park, you know that it's not a symmetrical ballpark, which actually served Padres center fielder Melvin Upton Jr. well Thursday during a 4-2 loss in his pursuit of a long fly ball off the bat of Ryan Zimmerman.

8/27/2015 | Potential duel on tap between Nola, Kennedy

Two hot pitchers will try to finish August on a high note when the Padres and Phillies open a three-game series on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

8/27/2015 | Ross goes 6 strong as Nationals top Padres

The Nationals, who are chasing the Mets in the National League East race, got a much-needed win on Thursday night against the Padres. Right-hander Joe Ross pitched six strong innings in a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Washington remains 6 1/2 games back of the Mets, who topped the Phillies.

8/27/2015 | El Paso wins key game, to play Padres next March

Right fielder Hunter Renfroe and left-handed starting pitcher Thomas Dorminy led the way on Saturday night, as Triple-A El Paso and low Class A Fort Wayne continued their strong playoff bids.

8/27/2015 | Johnson feels good following simulated game

Nearly four months to the day of his last simulated game, Padres pitcher Josh Johnson went through the paces of doing the same again at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon.

8/27/2015 | Kemp day to day due to sore left shoulder

The Padres were looking for a way to give right fielder Matt Kemp a day off, but they probably didn't envision it working out this way.

8/27/2015 | Benoit-Kimbrel form imposing late-inning tandem

The Padres Wednesday night ran their record to 46-0 when leading after eight innings.

8/27/2015 | ICYMI: Padres even series behind J-Up's 3 RBIs

Just as Jedd Gyorko did the night before, Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs against the Nationals on Wednesday night to follow suit and lift the Friars to a close 6-5 victory over Washington in game two of a three-game set. .

8/27/2015 | J-Up, Kemp turning it on in second half

It was certainly a Matt Kemp and Justin Upton kind of night on Wednesday at Nationals Park, as the Nos. 3 and 4 hitters in the Padres' lineup combined to knock in five of the team's six runs. Just what the team had in mind when San Diego acquired both players in December -- getting Kemp from the Dodgers and Upton from the Braves.

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