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Cardinals edge Padres 2-1 to stop 4-game slide

Jhonny Peralta broke an eighth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 Saturday to stop their longest losing streak of the season at four games.

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Padres jump ahead of Cards, 1-0

Yangervis Solarte hit a HR -- his fifth straight game with an extra-base hit. Carlos Martinez had given up just two home runs in his previous eight starts. Follow live

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Final: Padres 2, Cardinals 1

Jedd Gyorko hit a game-tying homer in the 7th and drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th to carry the Padres to a 2-1 win and hand the Cardinals their 4th straight loss. Follow live

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Venable homer boosts Padres in extra innings

Will Venable hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the 11th inning and the San Diego Padres snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the suddenly scuffling St. Louis Ca

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Venable lifts Padres past Cardinals

The Cardinals lost 3 home games in a row for the first time this season as Will Venable's 2-run homer in the 11th gave the Padres a 5-3 win in St. Louis. Box score

More extra innings for Cardinals

Tied 3-3 with San Diego, St. Louis is headed to extra innings for the 11th time this season. Only the Cubs (13) have played free baseball more. Follow live

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First career hit for Tim Cooney

After surrendering a HR to the Padres' Tyson Ross -- the opposing pitcher -- Cardinals LHP Cooney ripped a double to deep left for his first MLB hit, and then plated a run thanks to Matt Carpenter's RBI single. San Diego leads 3-2 in the 5th. Follow live

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Cardinals place OF Jay on 15-day disabled list

The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction and bone bruise on Thursday, making room on the roster for call-up Tim Cooney to st

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Justin Upton top option in left

Four of our six ESPN baseball contributors paneled tabbed San Diego's Upton as the NL's All-Star starter in left field. Upton has hit 14 homers and stolen 15 bases without being caught this season. ESPN's NL All-Stars

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ESPN's National League All-Stars

Who is deserves a spot on the National League's All-Star Game roster this year? Our experts make their picks for the Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati.

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Mariners blank Padres 7-0

M's 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs, and Taijuan Walker allowed just 1 hit in 6 shutout innings as Seattle swept the two-game series in San Diego.

Happy 35th birthday, Nelson Cruz

Cruz gave himself a little birthday present as he hit a 2-run HR just out of Justin Upton's reach in left for his 20th of the season, putting the M's up 7-0 over the Padres. He also hit HRs on his birthday in 2011 and 2014. Follow live

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Olney: Can Padres win now as planned?

As we hit the midway point of the season, which individuals and teams have the most riding on the second half? Buster Olney cites the Padres, who are five games under .500 despite making win-now moves last winter. 10 under fire (Insider)

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M's Montgomery 1-hits Pads for another shutout

Rookie left-hander Mike Montgomery took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and finished with a one-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 5-0.

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M's rookie tosses 2nd straight shutout

Lefty Mike Montgomery pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just 1 hit while striking out 7 and walking 4 in a 5-0 win vs. the Padres. In his previous start, Montgomery blanked the defending AL champion Royals. Box score

Solarte ends Montgomery's no-hit bid

Mariners LF Seth Smith made a nice catch to open the bottom of the 7th, but he couldn't get to Yangervis Solarte's double down the line. It was the first hit allowed by Mike Montgomery, but the shutout remains intact. Follow live

Mike Montgomery has no-hitter through 6

The Mariners rookie left-hander has yet to allow a hit to the Padres tonight. He's struck out 5, walked 3 and thrown 77 pitches through his 6 innings of work. Seattle still leads 4-0. Follow live

M's rookie no-hitting Padres through 5

Mike Montgomery has held San Diego without a hit through the first five innings tonight. He's thrown 62 pitches (4 K's, 3 BB) and the Mariners lead 4-0 entering the 6th. Follow live

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Power Rankings: Padres stay No. 21

The Padres couldn't finish off a sweep of the Diamondbacks on Sunday, falling 6-4. Since reaching .500 on June 13, the Padres haven't been able to get back, with Sunday's loss pushing them four games under. Power Rankings

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs33515th
Batting Average.24027th
On Base Percentage.29529th
Slugging Percentage.37426th
Earned Run Average4.0020th
Quality Starts513rd
WHIP1.3120th
BAA.25719th

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