Teams such as the A's, Rays and Nationals are about to earn an invitation to October, but credit these players for getting them there.
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Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Cubs' cloudy future following a season-altering sweep suffered at the hands of the Cardinals (13:11). They also discuss the Cardinals turnaround, if the Astros are the team to beat and if the Braves could get past the Dodgers in the playoffs. Plus, an interview with Indians manager Terry Francona (33:10) and a special appearance from Troy's older brother, Brady, in "Cap Talk" (37:12).
Rookie Seth Mejias-Brean hit a two-run homer with no outs in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 Sunday to give interim manager Rod Barajas his first win since taking over for the fired Andy Green.
The Padres were the first to make a move among clubs looking to make a change in the dugout, but they won't be the last.
Rod Barajas lost his debut as San Diego's interim manager, falling 4-2 to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night as former Padres player Abraham Almonte had three hits and scored three runs.
The Padres have fired manager Andy Green, who was 274-366 in four seasons in charge. San Diego lost 90 or more games in each of his three full years.
Rookie Merrill Kelly pitched seven dominant innings and Josh Rojas hit a three-run double in the seven-run eighth for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who beat the lackluster San Diego Padres 9-0 Friday night.
Lorenzo Cain homered before exiting with a sore ankle, Milwaukee pitchers combined to strike out 16 and the Brewers improved their playoff position by beating the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday.
Dinelson Lamet struck out a career-high 14 and Kirby Yates fanned pinch-hitter Ryan Braun with a runner on second base to close out the San Diego Padres' 2-1 win over the playoff-contending Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.
Mike Moustakas hit his 35th home run of the season, Lorenzo Cain also went deep and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night to keep up their playoff push with their 11th win in 12 games.
Corey Spangenberg drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the fourth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 Monday night to keep up a playoff push with their 10th win in 11 games.
The Cubs, Brewers and Mets are all making a push to snag postseason spots in the Senior Circuit.
Ryan McMahon hit two home runs and drove in four runs to lead the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 10-5 on Sunday and a sweep of the three-game series.
Charlie Blackmon homered to start a six-run inning, Daniel Murphy had four hits and 4 RBI, and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat San Diego 11-10 Saturday night in a game in which both the Padres' Eric Hosmer and manager Andy Green were ejected.
Nolan Arenado hit his 40th home run and Trevor Story connected twice to lead the Colorado Rockies past the San Diego Padres 10-8 on Friday night.
Yu Darvish struck out a season-high 14 and allowed only two hits in six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Thursday to remain tied with Milwaukee for the NL's second wild-card spot.
Rookie Chris Paddack pitched six brilliant innings and the San Diego beat the Cubs 4-0 Wednesday night, dropping Chicago into a tie with Milwaukee for the second NL wild-card spot.
As the Year of the Home Run nears the finish line, here are the marks within reach for every franchise.
Manuel Margot drew a four-pitch, bases-loaded walk with one out in the 10th inning and the San Diego Padres overcame an impressive power display by Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward to beat the Chicago Cubs 9-8 Tuesday night.
There's a new challenger battling Christian Yelich and Cody Bellinger and the game's best pitchers look for an edge in the season's final stretch.
Where did the Diamondbacks come from? Can the Indians save their season? Buckle up for late-season drama.
Touted prospect Nico Hoerner had three hits and four RBIs in his big league debut and made some nice plays at shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, who beat the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday to snap a three-game losing streak.