Mat Latos is the ace who was supposed to step in and stop the bleeding for the Padres against the Dodgers last night. (And the Padres had been bleeding since August 25th.) He wasn't supposed to be stopped by the flu. And Tim Stauffer wasn't supposed to start, but he stepped in and stepped up to allow just one earned run in four innings of work. Technically, Mike Adams (above) picked up the win in relief (after picking himself up off of the turf), and it snapped a 10-game skid and kept the Pads a game up in the West over the Giants, who needed 11 innings against the Diamondbacks to win for the fifth time in six games. As for Latos, he comes back tonight with a chance to spark a winning streak against Clayton Kershaw (10:05 ET).
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More from The Rundown, including how Navy won the battles but lost the war, and Chad Ochocinco talking about adult entertainment, after the jump.
In their game against Maryland in Baltimore, Navy won the total yards battle 485-270. And they won the time of possession battle 39:26 to 20:34. And they won the first downs battle 26-11. And they lost the game 17-14. And they're doing it wrong.
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"Do you understand how dangerous this is for us to have a stage like this?"
- Chad Ochocinco is talking about his new TV talk show with his new teammate Terrell Owens. He says 'The T.Ocho Show' will focus on football. But it could touch on baseball. And hockey. And soccer. And amateur pornography. Wait, what?