Major League Baseball says the San Diego Padres did not act with "malicious intentions" in mishandling the national anthem that was supposed to be sung by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus.
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Any takers for Matt Kemp?
Kemp needs to move to an AL team, so he can begin transitioning from the outfield to DH. However, his contract could make him impossible to trade, Jim Bowden writes. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)
Brandon Crawford singled in Matt Duffy with two outs in the 10th inning, and the surging San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 4-3 Wednesday for their 13th win in 14 games.
Lineup: Padres (19-28) at Giants (29-19)
- 1. Jon Jay, CF (L)
- 2. Yangervis Solarte, 3B (S)
- 3. Matt Kemp, RF (R)
- 4. Melvin Upton Jr., LF (R)
- 5. Brett Wallace, 1B (L)
- 6. Derek Norris, C (R)
- 7. Alexei Ramirez, SS (R)
- 8. Alexi Amarista, 2B (L)
- 9. James Shields, RHP (R) Daily notes
Jon Jay gets just enough of one
Jay's home run down the right-field line on Tuesday traveled 344 feet, the shortest of his career and shortest at AT&T Park this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker homered to lead Jeff Samardzija and the streaking San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Enberg to rep Padres at draft
Retiring Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Enberg, 81, has been with San Diego since 2010.
Padres DJ apologizes for anthem mixup
Art Romero, known professionally as DJ ArtForm, posted a statement on his Facebook page apologizing for his role in the controversial incident that took place during the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus' anthem on Saturday. "It was a very unfortunate mistake but it was just that, an error," he wrote. San Diego Union-Tribune
Dodgers, Padres get what they needed
After Sunday's 17-inning affair, the Dodgers and Padres could only hope that Monday's starters would pitch efficiently. Both teams got just that, as Clayton Kershaw fired a two-hit shutout, and Drew Pomeranz threw seven scoreless innings.
Brandon Belt scored when pinch-hitter Hunter Pence's bloop double to short right field fell between two Padres players with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 1-0 victory Monday.
Tony Gwynn's widow and two children have filed a lawsuit seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death.
Major League Baseball is investigating an incident at Petco Park in which a recording of a woman's voice was played instead of a gay men's chorus being allowed to sing the national anthem.
Padres drop in power rankings
San Diego is experiencing a mix of good and bad. While Carlos Villanueva has a 23-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio through his first 24 2/3 innings, he has allowed 33 hits. And Drew Pomeranz is sporting a 1.96 ERA but has recorded a seventh-inning out in only one of his eight starts. Week 7 Power Rankings
Report: Padres' Single-A manager resigns
Francisco Morales has resigned from his post as manager of the Lake Elsinore Storm, sources tell Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune. It is unclear why he left. Tony Tarasco has been serving as interim manager since last week. San Diego Union-Tribune
Dodgers-Pads nearly exhaust all options
The two teams' 17-inning affair on Sunday lasted five hours and 47 minutes -- the longest game in history between the NL West rivals. The Dodgers even turned to Clayton Kershaw -- Monday's probable starter -- to pinch-hit in the 15th.
Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about an inexcusable gaffe in San Diego, Jackie Bradley Jr. streak and more. Plus, Angels GM Billy Eppler and Todd Radom's logo trivia.
Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded and one out in the 17th inning and the Dodgers beat the Padres 9-5 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.
A gay men's choral group called on MLB and the Padres to investigate an incident after a woman's voice singing the national anthem was played at Petco Park when chorus members were to sing.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Some prominent hitters are slumping badly in May. The list includes Josh Donaldson (a .194 BA this month), Joe Mauer (.190), Prince Fielder (.188), Carlos Gonzalez (.183), Joey Votto and Matt Kemp (.169), Mark Teixeira (.154) and Curtis Granderson (.143). And Giancarlo Stanton looks lost, with a .156 batting average and 28 strikeouts in 64 ABs this month. Paging Barry Bonds ...
Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each NL West organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.
Padres @ Diamondbacks
Chase Field - Fri 5/27