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6/23/2016 | Norris' red-hot bat continues to boom in June

Padres catcher Derek Norris didn't get off to the start he or anyone else expected. A career .243 hitter, Norris saw his average hover around .180 through most of May and ended the month hitting .179.

6/23/2016 | Green returns for special Cincinnati weekend

Padres manager Andy Green is no stranger to the Cincinnati area. Green is a Lexington, Ky., native and grew up a Reds fan living just south of old Riverfront Stadium.

6/23/2016 | Reed set to make home debut against Rea, Padres

Despite allowing four runs in his first career start, Reds rookie Cody Reed has a lot to be confident about as he makes his home debut against right-hander Colin Rea and the Padres on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

6/23/2016 | Norris' homer in 4-run 6th sends Padres past Reds

Facing a Reds bullpen susceptible to the home-run ball, Derek Norris' three-run shot in a four-run sixth helped lift the Padres to a 7-4 victory on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park.

6/23/2016 | Padres have signed 12 of first 13 picks from June Draft

The Padres have signed the top three and 12 of their first 13 picks from the June draft.

6/23/2016 | Renfroe, Hedges homer in Triple-A El Paso win

Left fielder Hunter Renfroe and catcher Austin Hedges continued their home run assaults Wednesday night as Triple-A El Paso ran its record to 41-30 with a second straight win over Salt Lake in west Texas.Hedges (.350) was 2-for-4 with his sixth homer . . . and his fifth in the last seven games.

6/23/2016 | Fans must start voting now to get in all 35 ballots

The 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot is down to its final week, and here are 10 important things to know as you continue deciding starters for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 at Petco Park in San Diego.

6/22/2016 | Upton Jr.'s near-homer changes momentum

Melvin Upton Jr. was so certain he'd put the Padres in front with a go-ahead fifth-inning homer into the left-field seats that he put his head down and trotted around the bases -- only stopping momentarily when third-base umpire Chris Conroy ruled it foul.

6/22/2016 | Patience at the plate paying off for Kemp

A selective Matt Kemp is a dangerous Matt Kemp. The Padres right fielder has proved as much this month. After drawing only two unintentional walks during the season's first two months, Kemp has five in June. In the process, he's decreased his rate of swings at pitches outside the zone by about eight percent this month, according to Fangraphs.

6/22/2016 | Friedrich, Lamb on a roll entering series opener

June has been kind to the Padres' Christian Friedrich and the Reds' John Lamb, and the two southpaws will be looking to stay hot Thursday night in the opener of a four-game set at Great American Ball Park.

6/22/2016 | Myers, Upton riding six-game hitting streaks

Melvin Upton Jr. and Wil Myers extended their hitting streaks to six straight games Tuesday night in the Padres 10-7 win at Baltimore - a win that enabled the Padres to equal their season-best winning streak of three straight wins.

6/22/2016 | Hedges (slam), Renfroe, Blash homer for Triple-A El Paso

Austin Hedges hit a grand slam Tuesday night and outfielders Hunter Renfroe and Jabari Blash also homered for Triple-A El Paso as the Chihuahuas defeated Salt Lake 11-6 in the Texas City.

6/22/2016 | Having great June, Myers needs ASG support

Wil Myers' June surge wasn't enough to place him among the All-Star Game's leading vote-getters, as the newest round of voting results was released Wednesday afternoon.

6/22/2016 | Rodney just misses out on Padres record

In the end, the only thing that came between Fernando Rodney and a 41-year-old Padres record was the back-right corner of the first-base bag at Camden Yards.

6/21/2016 | Johnson, Jimenez set to wrap Interleague set

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will make his return to the rotation after he was moved to the bullpen June 14. The Padres will start right-hander Erik Johnson for the third time since acquiring him from the White Sox for James Shields. The 26-year-old is 0-4 with a 7.66 ERA in four starts between the two clubs this season.

6/21/2016 | Rodney closing in on Jones' 40-year-old record

Fernando Rodney is within an arrow's shot of one of the oldest records in Padres history. In 1975, Randy Jones opened the season with 26 straight innings without allowing an earned run. In picking up his 14th save Sunday in the Padres' 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals at Petco Park, Rodney stretched his streak of innings without an earned run to open the 2016 season to 25 1/3.

6/21/2016 | Padres score in bunches to defeat Orioles

San Diego posted double-digit hits, including four from red-hot Matt Kemp, to defeat the first-place Orioles, 10-7, in Tuesday's series-opening win at Camden Yards.

6/21/2016 | Rookie Schimpf enjoying contributing in bigs

There wasn't much of a grace period for Padres rookie infielder Ryan Schimpf upon his arrival to the big leagues one week ago.

6/21/2016 | Padres hope Jay can avoid DL stint after HBP

Jon Jay was out of the lineup Tuesday night, two days after being hit in the right forearm by a Gio Gonzalez fastball, and it appears the Padres' center fielder won't be available the next couple days, as well.

6/21/2016 | Nine Padres prospects in Single-A All-Star Games

Nine players from two Padres affiliates will be playing tonight in two, full-season Single-A All-Star Games, including the California-Carolina League's All-Star Game to be played at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore.

6/20/2016 | Padres agree to deal with No. 71 overall Draft pick Lawson

The Padres have signed lottery round B draft pick Reggie Lawson to a $1.9 million deal, according to's Jim Callis. Slot value for the No. 71 overall selection was $905,900.

6/20/2016 | Kelly tosses 6 scoreless innings for Triple-A El Paso

Right-hander Michael Kelly threw six scoreless innings in his Triple-A debut Sunday, while Austin Hedges, Casey McElroy and Jabari Blash homered in the Chihuahuas' 7-1 win at Sacramento.

6/20/2016 | San Diego's pizzazz should make for a unique All-Star Game

For those of us who have been here to see it, San Diego and the local Major League clubs know how to put on jewel events. For those who haven't they'll undoubtedly be wowed when the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard and festivities are staged here from July 10-12.

6/19/2016 | Padres' resilience shows in offensive output

After the Nationals' Michael Taylor homered on the first pitch of the game from Padres starter Drew Pomeranz, the momentum was certainly in favorite of the visiting team.

6/19/2016 | Padres best Nats despite Taylor's big day

The Nationals showed off their home run swings from the first pitch as Michael Taylor went deep en route to a 4-for-4, two-homer game, but the Padres prevailed in the series finale, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon at Petco Park.

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