Carlos Santana homered and drove in four, Cesar Hernandez had a two-run double and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame a four-run first-inning deficit to beat the San Diego Padres 11-5 on Friday night.
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Bill discusses the major trades as we approach the deadline in the MLB with Fangraphs writer Meg Rowley then discuss the Kahwi and Carmelo trades with 538's Chris Herring.
The trade market for starting pitching is thin, but a few good outings could convince contenders to come calling.
Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the Indians' deal for Brad Hand, where the Dodgers now belong among MLB's elite and more (5:10). Plus, "Inside Heat" on Cleveland from Tom Hamilton (25:18), on Baltimore from Roch Kubatko (32:35) and Paul Hembekides on just how bad the "have nots" are getting (22:12).
Is your favorite team down for the count? Probably. But there's still something for it to accomplish coming out of the All-Star break.
The AL Central leaders improved their bullpen for October and the years to come, but sent a potential star catcher to San Diego in the process.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
In that event — that Kirby Yates is also dealt — I'd guess Craig Stammen would be next in line. Stammen has 14 holds and a 2.91 ERA. Phil Maton could be an option otherwise.
Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer
It'll be a popular move to add Kirby Yates in fantasy leagues following Brad Hand's trade, and rightfully so — Yates is the No. 34 reliever on the Player Rater despite just two saves — but don't forget the possibility that HE, too, could be traded into a setup role elsewhere.
The Indians have bolstered their bullpen with the acquisition of Padres closer Brad Hand.
Wait, Vlad Jr. isn't No. 1? Find out which other young slugger with a familiar name edges the most famous prospect in the minors atop our list.
Manny Machado wasn't the only player who spent All-Star Week wondering what jersey he would be wearing by the end of July.
William Weinbaum ESPN
Tor. lefty J.A. Happ had 0 MLB saves until Tue. & 0 former N'western Univ. Wildcats had pitched in an All-Star Game. Mark Loretta, a 2004 Padre & ‘06 Red Sox infielder, was the only previous A-S from NU. Happ allowed a Joey Votto HR (the 1st A-S HR for a Canadian-born player), then retired 3 straight in the AL's 10-inning 8-6 win.
Matt Marrone ESPN.com
Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is now on stage at All-Star FanFest, giving tips to youngsters about how to throw a baseball. The gist: Start throwing a ball, just off a wall somewhere, early and often. And don't try to throw hard — yet.
Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs swept the San Diego Padres with a 7-4 win on Sunday.
All-Star slugger Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and drove in five, Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ also went deep and the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 11-6 on Saturday night.
Anthony Rizzo hit a tying double with two outs in the ninth inning and Javier Baez scored the go-ahead run on consecutive errors with one out in the 10th, lifting the Chicago Cubs over the San Diego Padres 5-4 Friday night.
Andrew Toles broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single off Tyson Ross in the seventh inning to help All-Star Ross Stripling and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Diego 3-2 on Thursday night and take three of four from the last-place Padres.
Kenta Maeda pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Matt Kemp, Logan Forsythe and Chris Taylor each delivered an RBI single as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Wednesday night.
All-Star Week's prospect showcase provides a peek at some of baseball's phenoms. When will they be back for the main event?
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
One player turning into a possible bright spot for the Padres is Eric Lauer. The rookie lefty struggled with a 7.67 ERA over his first seven starts, but he has a 2.35 ERA over his past eight and nearly tossed a shutout on Tuesday against the Dodgers, losing it when Max Muncy homered with two outs in the ninth.
Rookie left-hander Eric Lauer came within one out of his first career complete game before allowing Max Muncy's home run, and Wil Myers homered for the sixth time in four games to lead the San Diego Padres over the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Tuesday...
Whether looking for that final piece or building for the future, every team has a reason to make a deal. Here's whom they should be shopping around.
Clayton Kershaw pitched six shutout innings, and Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner each had three hits as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Monday night.
BBTN Scoreboard: Pablo Sandoval Delivers And Wil Myers Is Responsible For The Difference In A Marathon
Josh Macri breaks down Sunday's action, including a big day for Pablo Sandoval, a 16-inning affair in the desert, and near perfection for Nathan Eovaldi.
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