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Noah Syndergaard shines in Mets' 4-0 win

The RHP took a perfect game bid into the 7th, and he struck out nine, walked none and gave up three hits through 8 innings of shutout ball vs. the Padres. Tyler Clippard tossed a scoreless 9th in his first game with the Mets. Box score

Syndergaard's perfect game bid ends in 7th

Will Venable and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back singles to open the 7th for the Padres' first hits of the game. However, Noah Syndergaard escaped the jam by getting Matt Kemp to pop out and Justin Upton to ground into a double play. The Mets still lead 2-0. Follow live

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Syndergaard perfect through 5

The Mets rookie has struck out 6 Padres over 5 innings, throwing 71 pitches. Lucas Duda's 2-run HR has provided the game's only offense. Follow live

Duda's long blast gives Mets early lead

Lucas Duda's 2-run HR off James Shields in the 1st gave New York a 2-0 lead. Duda's shot was calculated at 462 feet, the longest ever by a Mets player at Citi Field. Follow live

Trying bolster their value

There have been a handful of trades already made in advance of Friday's deadline, and a number of pitchers pitching tonight may be next, and are looking to make one last impression on their potential suitors.

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Myers has general soreness in wrist

Wil Myers is experiencing general soreness in his wrist after surgery. Myers will continue therapy and take no swings for five to six days before he is re-evaluated, according to MLB.com.

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Cubs, Padres could help each other

ESPN Insider Jim Bowden would like to see a blockbuster trade involving San Diego Padres RHPs Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel and Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro. Deadline deals Bowden would like to see

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Padres could wait to deal Shields

Rival evaluators tell Buster Olney the trade deadline doesn't really apply to James Shields because of his contract. Instead, San Diego could push him through waivers and trade him in August. Olney's blog (Insider)

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Nats pursuing trade for Craig Kimbrel?

Washington has reportedly been the top suitor for the Padres' closer as the deadline approaches. The Nationals appear intent on adding a top arm to their bullpen. MLB rumors roundup

Padres making push

The Padres tied for the biggest jump in this week's rankings after a 4-3 stretch in their last seven games. Their upcoming schedule means they could make more leaps. MLB Power Rankings

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Padres, O's talk Justin Upton trade

The two teams have discussed a deal that would send the 3-time All-Star outfielder to Baltimore, sources told ESPN's Jayson Stark. It's possible, sources said, the deal could potentially include a pitcher -- either Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

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San Diego ready for makeover

Trading Justin Upton is still the Padres' priority, but this season has been such a disappointment that San Diego is willing to deal just about anybody. Updated deadline preview (Insider)

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Final: Padres 3, Marlins 2

Justin Upton hit his 16th HR while Craig Kimbrel clocked in his 29th save. The Marlins dropped 3 of 4 in the series and lost 7 of 10 on their road trip. Box score

Slump buster for Upton?

Justin Upton had been batting just .170 this month, but he homered in his first at-bat today against the Marlins, giving the Padres a 1-0 lead. It's Upton's 16th HR of the season, but just his fourth since Memorial Day. Follow live

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs37823rd
Batting Average.23530th
On Base Percentage.29230th
Slugging Percentage.36828th
Earned Run Average3.9016th
Quality Starts605th
WHIP1.2819th
BAA.25218th

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