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Lester thinks on his feet

In the top of the second inning, Cubs pitcher Jon Lester struggles to retrieve the ball from his glove and decides to throw the entire glove with the ball inside it to Anthony Rizzo at first base to tag out Padres shortstop Clint Barmes.

1 hour agoESPN Stats and Information Group

Padres doing damage early

The Padres have the third-best batting average and fifth-best slugging percentage among NL teams in the first inning.

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1 day agoDoug Padilla

Rapid Reaction: Cubs 7, Padres 6 (11)

Kris Bryant got his first hits and his first RBI, Miguel Montero had two home runs and Starlin Castro drove in the game winner in the 11th.

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1 day agoWilliam Weinbaum

Mets LHP Torres 1st to wear exterior-padded cap

Mets reliever Alex Torres, the only major leaguer to wear the first MLB-approved padded pitcher's cap last year, on Saturday became the first to receive and wear the new approved version.

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Second-day success: Bryant gets 1st hit in win

Kris Bryant got a standing ovation for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-6, 11-inning win over the San Diego Padres.

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1 day ago

Cubs walk off in 11th

Kris Bryant records his first career RBI as the Cubs hold off a ninth-inning rally by the Padres and walk off in the ninth on Starlin Castro's RBI single.

2 days agoDoug Padilla

Rapid Reaction: Padres 5, Cubs 4

A three-run home run by San Diego's Wil Myers spoiled the first big-league game for the Cubs' phenom third baseman.

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4 days agoJayson Stark

The impact of MLB's soaring payrolls

If you look closely at the Opening Day payrolls, you'll notice something amazing. Nearly three-fourths of the franchises started the season with payrolls of $100 million or more.

6 days agoESPN Stats and Information Group

Padres win three in a row

Nieves hits his first grand slam in a win over the Giants

2015 Rankings

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs549th
Batting Average.2706th
On Base Percentage.31712th
Slugging Percentage.4178th
Earned Run Average3.026th
Quality Starts91st
WHIP1.2615th
BAA.23011th

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