Manny Machado wasn't the only player who spent All-Star Week wondering what jersey he would be wearing by the end of July.
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Tor. lefty J.A. Happ had 0 MLB saves until Tue. & 0 former N'western Univ. Wildcats had pitched in an All-Star Game. Mark Loretta, a 2004 Padre & ‘06 Red Sox infielder, was the only previous A-S from NU. Happ allowed a Joey Votto HR (the 1st A-S HR for a Canadian-born player), then retired 3 straight in the AL's 10-inning 8-6 win.
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Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is now on stage at All-Star FanFest, giving tips to youngsters about how to throw a baseball. The gist: Start throwing a ball, just off a wall somewhere, early and often. And don't try to throw hard — yet.
Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs swept the San Diego Padres with a 7-4 win on Sunday.
All-Star slugger Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and drove in five, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ also went deep and the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 on Saturday night.
Anthony Rizzo hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Javier Baez scored the go-ahead run on consecutive errors with one out in the 10th, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Friday night.
Andrew Toles broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single off Tyson Ross in the seventh inning to help All-Star Ross Stripling and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Diego 3-2 on Thursday night and take three of four from the last-place Padres.
Kenta Maeda pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Matt Kemp, Logan Forsythe and Chris Taylor each delivered an RBI single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Wednesday night.
All-Star Week's prospect showcase provides a peek at some of baseball's phenoms. When will they be back for the main event?
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
One player turning into a possible bright spot for the Padres is Eric Lauer. The rookie lefty struggled with a 7.67 ERA over his first seven starts, but he has a 2.35 ERA over his past eight and nearly tossed a shutout on Tuesday against the Dodgers, losing it when Max Muncy homered with two outs in the ninth.
Rookie left-hander Eric Lauer came within one out of his first career complete game before allowing Max Muncy's home run, and Wil Myers homered for the sixth time in four games to lead the San Diego Padres over the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Tuesday...
Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.
Clayton Kershaw pitched six shutout innings, and Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner each had three hits as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Monday night.
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Josh Macri breaks down Sunday's action, including a big day for Pablo Sandoval, a 16-inning affair in the desert, and near perfection for Nathan Eovaldi.
Contenders and also-rans have one thing in common: They need these stars, regulars or prospects to deliver big things.
Jesus Aguilar, Max Muncy, J.D. Martinez and even Matt Kemp are among the very productive players who once could have been had for peanuts.
Wil Myers homered for the fourth time in two days, connecting in the 16th inning off Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis to send the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 victory Sunday.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Diamondbacks get a leadoff double in the bottom of the 16th, but can't score and the Padres win 4-3. Tough one for Arizona as catcher Jeff Mathis, the team's 10th pitcher of the day, gets the loss. You can never plan on a game going 16 innings, but it also stings big time to lose a game with a position player.
Bryce Harper and Mookie Betts are set to star in D.C. Here are the complete lineups for the All-Star Game at Nationals Park.
Tampa Bay's Blake Snell is one of the biggest snubs in recent years, and who would have thought Matt Kemp would be an All-Star starter?
Five Diamondbacks players homered as they set a single-game franchise scoring record with a 20-5 rout of the Padres.
Zack Godley pitched six effective innings in his 10th win this season, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Friday night.
While injuries and call-ups took a toll, the Futures Game rosters have plenty of stars in the making who are well worth watching.
Eric Lauer limited Arizona to a run over five innings, Austin Hedges homered for the first time since April 10 and the San Diego Padres opened a four-game series in the desert with a 6-3 victory over the slumping Diamondbacks on Thursday night.
Stephen Piscotty doubled three times and had three RBI, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Wednesday.