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September 20, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Those party-happy Dodgers trotted out their JV swim team in San Diego on Friday and the results were of the predictable variety. At least predictable if you figure the Dodgers were probably a tad worn out from celebrating after clinching the National League West the previous night at that pool party in Arizona. The Dodgers did not have a single regular in the lineup to meet the Padres, causing Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to call for an immediate Senate investigation, and they fell meekly 2-0 to rookie left-hander Robbie Erlin.
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April 12, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Adrian Gonzalez's power is coming back. In the Dodgers' first 12 games, Gonzalez has hit four home runs, including an opposite-field two-run blast Saturday in the team's 8-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. He has doubled his first-month home run total from last season. Gonzalez's home run totals have declined in recent years, something the left-handed-hitting first baseman attributed to an operation on his right shoulder leading up to the 2011 season.
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August 26, 2011 | Wire reports
Heath Bell will remain as the San Diego Padres' closer. The deadline for working out a deal with the San Francisco Giants, who claimed him on waivers Wednesday, passed without a trade being completed. It is believed the Giants claimed Bell primarily to keep him from going to the Arizona Diamondbacks, or any of the league's other top teams. Etc. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said a meeting with a group of major league officials about allegations that he participated in illegal poker games "went well," but he would not discuss the line of questioning with reporters.
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April 7, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
While the Dodgers were preparing to open a two-game series against the Detroit Tigers, Brian Wilson was at a minor league game. Wilson is fine with that. The Dodgers' bearded $10-million setup man is looking ahead. “I was signed for multiple reasons. For clubhouse, leadership, certain advice to certain pitchers, but most of all I was signed so I could play in October,” he said. “That's what this team was built for. That's the whole reason they signed me last year. It's the exact reason why they signed me this year.
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September 19, 1996 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
Today through Sunday * Today's game--2 p.m. * TV--Channel 5 Friday and Sunday, Channel 11 Saturday. * Radio--KABC (790), KWKW (1330). * Records--Dodgers 86-66, Padres 86-67. * Record vs. Padres--3-3. * The showdown--This is the seven-game stretch the Dodgers and Padres have been talking about since the start of the season. The Padres, calling it the biggest regular-season series in franchise history, took off their upper-deck tarp at Jack Murphy Stadium, anticipating crowds of more than 50,000.
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November 13, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
John Moores, chairman of the San Diego Padres, announced Monday that he was resigning from the University of California Board of Regents effective immediately. Moores sent a brief resignation letter to board Chairman Richard Blum but gave no reason for his decision. Contacted by telephone, Moores declined to comment. Moores became an outspoken member of the board after his appointment in 1999 by then-Gov. Gray Davis.
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August 26, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forget "bat night" and "cap night." In a sign of the times, it was Unemployment Night at the Padres baseball game here Tuesday. Some of the jobless had their friends drive them, because they no longer own automobiles. "Can't afford a car," James Ekern said. "Not when I'm unemployed." Robert Casey said going to a baseball game when you're unemployed is like "manna from heaven." He hasn't seen a game since losing his job as a sales representative for a uniform company here. "I don't go to movies.
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July 25, 2010
Tuesday through Thursday: at San Diego Padres Friday through Sunday: at San Francisco Giants The Padres have looked like a different team since the All-Star break. The offensively impotent club has been scoring runs at an unusual rate and averaged 5.4 per game in their first seven games after the midseason intermission. Of those seven games, they won five. But the Padres were 1-4 against the Dodgers in the first half and were swept by them in a three-game series in San Diego from May 14-16.
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December 8, 1989 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was one last-ditch negotiating session Thursday, but when Jack McKeon hung up the telephone in his hotel suite, he said it officially is over. Mark Davis, the 1989 free-agent Cy Young reliever who saved 44 games, no longer is wanted by the San Diego Padres. "We're out of the free-agent business," said McKeon, manager and vice president of baseball operations for the Padres. "There are no hard feelings. He was looking out for his best interest, and I was looking out for mine.
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July 29, 2007 | From the Associated Press
As the perks of a Hall of Fame career piled up -- a bronze statue at the ballpark, his image on a Wheaties box, a party fit for a Hollywood star -- Tony Gwynn let his mind wander back to his humble beginnings in pro baseball. He roomed with John Kruk in rookie ball in the summer of 1981 and the two rode their bikes to the ballpark. They wondered how they'd ever show their talent when the bats the team provided were bigger than the ones they had been swinging.
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-1, at Petco Park on Wednesday night to improve to 4-1 on the season. Here's a recap of the game. AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier entered the game a combined four for 43. But the Dodgers' 3-4-5 hitters discovered their collective rhythm, as they combined for four hits and four runs batted in. Ramirez, who was one for 15 in the first four games, drove in the Dodgers' first...
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO -- For what it's worth, Yasiel Puig said he is listening. To his teammates. To his coaches. Even players on other teams. Over the last week, the Dodgers' problem child made it a point to speak with Albert Pujols of the Angels during the Freeway Series. He also solicited advice from Robinson Cano, who was with the Seattle Mariners in Anaheim. Puig talked to them about his difficulties at the plate in spring training. What they told him was similar to what he was told by Dodgers coaches Mark McGwire and Manny Mota when he batted .122 in the Cactus League.
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April 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - For the Dodgers, the start of this season is beginning to feel uncomfortably similar to the start of the last. In fact, this could turn out worse. The Dodgers did beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, 3-2, to improve to 3-1. But the good news ended there. Not only did Manager Don Mattingly have to concede that ace Clayton Kershaw was unlikely to pitch this month because of a strained back muscle, he said $10-million setup man Brian Wilson was about to join the sidelined ace on the 15-day disabled list.
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March 30, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
And now without further interruption, we return you to the regular season. The Dodgers, undefeated for an entire week now, finally get back to business - their real business - when they play the San Diego Padres on Sunday night at Petco Park. It's their other opener, Major League Baseball's national opener, as opposed to that international opener they already underwent in Australia. It's made for a long, somewhat bizarre spring, full of early starts with the added bonus of an extra week of spring training after the Dodgers had already started their season in Sydney.
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March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - The game between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres on Sunday broke in Major League Baseball's expanded instant replay system. Well, kind of. Neither team challenged a call in the Padres' 3-1 victory. Manager Don Mattingly didn't sound particularly concerned with the implementation of the new technology, even though it wasn't available to the Dodgers until they hosted the Angels on Thursday in the opening game of the Freeway Series. The new system wasn't in effect for the Dodgers' season-opening, two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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March 26, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The suspensions levied on baseball players who test positive for banned substances are on the verge of getting longer - and shorter. The commissioner's office and players union are close to agreement on a revised code of punishment under baseball's drug policy, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations but not authorized to comment on them. The agreement would lengthen suspensions to about 80 games for a first offense and 162 games for a second offense - that is, half a season in the first case, an entire season in the second.
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March 6, 1992 | CAP CAREY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Jason Kendall puts on the catcher's gear today and squats behind home plate for the start of the Torrance High baseball season, he will be renewing a love affair with a sport that began as a toddler sitting with his father Fred in the San Diego Padre dugout. As his father's major league career was winding down in the late 1970s, Kendall got a chance to meet such legendary players as Rod Carew, Rollie Fingers, Ozzie Smith and Dave Winfield.
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March 25, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Matt Kemp is coming! Matt Kemp is coming! Exactly when is another matter. Currently on the 15-day disabled list, he cannot be activated until April 4 - and could be. "It's a possibility," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said. Kemp also could be sent out on a rehabilitation assignment, the Dodgers trying very hard to be careful in the prognosis department as he returns from off-season foot and shoulder surgeries. Kemp did not join the team Tuesday when it practiced at Dodger Stadium for the first time since returning from Australia, where it swept two games against the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend.
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March 15, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  - The Angels' most intriguing start of the spring could come Monday, when Joe Blanton takes his next turn. If Blanton turns in a second consecutive strong performance, the Angels might have to consider whether they can afford to get rid of him. That might sound ludicrous, given how poorly Blanton pitched last year. But the Angels appear short on pitching depth. Without Blanton, the Angels' depth chart would have seven starters. Of the 30 major league teams, only the Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers did not use more than seven starters last season.
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