San Diego Padres
It’s been proven yet again: age is just a number.
Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego’s 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday on Seth Smith’s run-scoring infield single in the ninth.
Travis D’Arnaud’s go-ahead single in the ninth inning lifted the New York Mets to their fourth straight win, 5-4 over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
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Lincecum totally shut down the weakest-hitting team in the majors, striking out six and walking one. San Francisco fielders didn’t need to make any exceptional plays to preserve the right-hander’s gem.
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Tony, enjoy the Big Ball Orchard in the Sky. Give my best to the Babe and Lou.
Tony Gwynn spoke to me only once. It was 24 years ago, and I have never forgotten the words, or their meaning in the life of an elite baseball player.
Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway.
Curtis Granderson hit his first leadoff homer in five years, Carlos Torres and two other relievers filled in admirably for an ailing Daisuke Matsuzaka and the New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Sunday.
Bobby Abreu went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Bartolo Colon pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning as the New York Mets turned to a pair of 40-somethings to beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Friday night.
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The Mets said Friday that they signed 27-year-old infielder and outfielder Matt Clark to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Jerry Coleman, a former second baseman for the Bombers who interrupted his pro career to fly as a Marine Corps pilot in World War II and Korea, died Sunday. He was 89.