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4/23/2015 | Yonder paces Padres through NL West

The Padres head home after completing their first tour through the National League West, and they're stacking up pretty well so far.

4/23/2015 | Ross battles after rough first inning

Most of the damage for Tyson Ross came in the first inning, when he loaded the bases and walked in a run without a ball leaving the infield. After retiring the first two batters, he walked one, allowed an infield hit and walked two more to force in a run, and his pitch count was up to 37 by the end of the inning.

4/23/2015 | NL West leaders square off in San Diego

When the Padres and Dodgers meet for Friday night's series opener in San Diego, they'll be holding the top spots in the National League West. It will also be a stellar starting pitching matchup, as Zack Greinke will oppose fellow veteran right-hander Andrew Cashner.

4/23/2015 | Spangenberg producing off the bench

Cory Spangenberg has been a vital weapon off the bench for manager Bud Black, delivering twice in the past two games as a late-inning pinch-hitter.

4/23/2015 | Dickerson leads as Rockies split series with Padres

Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson homered for the third time in the past two games and right-hander Jordan Lyles forced 10 outs along the ground in a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Rockies beat the Padres, 2-1, at Coors Field on Thursday in front of 31,676 to earn a split of the four-game series.

4/23/2015 | Kennedy to return from DL, start Saturday vs. Dodgers

"Ian Kennedy is going to start," Bud Black said before Thursday's series finale. "[Odrisamer] Despaigne will go back to the bullpen. We feel good about Ian's hamstring. All the reports from Arizona are that he threw the ball well.

4/23/2015 | Chihuahuas' win has local flavor; Almonte stands out

Three local products had big nights Tuesday as Padres affiliates went 3-0. None of the three, however, topped the performance center fielder Abraham Almonte had with Triple-A El Paso.

4/23/2015 | 5 reasons a Padres win would simply rock

A Padres win in Colorado on Thursday afternoon would be satisfying on so many levels -- here are the top five.

4/23/2015 | Reliable relief corps endures off-night at Coors

The Padres' bullpen suffered a rare meltdown Wednesday night, blowing its third save in nine opportunities in a 5-4 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field.

4/23/2015 | Shields settles in after rough start, delivers quality outing

James Shields offered the Padres a quality start and put them in position to win the game, but with a restless Rockies lineup that fought back in the late innings, Shields' effort fell just shy of what the club needed in a 5-4 defeat at Coors Field on Wednesday.

4/22/2015 | Black praises Kemp for being vocal leader

There was no shortage of voices praising the Padres' team effort in Tuesday night's 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Rockies. Among the loudest was Matt Kemp, who noted the hard work of the outfielders in refuting critics who had questioned their defensive qualifications.

4/22/2015 | Kennedy throws side session, may rejoin rotation Saturday

Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy took the final step to rejoining the rotation Wednesday, throwing a side session before the third game of a four-game set with the Rockies. If he responds well Thursday, he'll likely be penciled back into the rotation.

4/22/2015 | Rockies walk off against Padres in ninth, halt slide at five

Pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso delivered a bases-loaded single over a five-man, drawn-in infield with one out in the bottom of the ninth as the Rockies ended their losing streak at five games, edging the Padres, 5-4, at Coors Field on Wednesday night.

4/22/2015 | Friars eye series win at Coors, while Rox aim for split

The Padres and Rockies close out their four-game set Thursday afternoon, with Tyson Ross and San Diego out to secure the club's first series victory at Coors Field since July 2012. Colorado, which aims for a split, sends Jordan Lyles to the mound.

4/22/2015 | Through 15 in '15: Tracking the Padres' offense

How much have the Padres improved over the past year? With the help of Padres media relations coordinator Patrick Kurish, we can compare some statistics from the first 15 games of 2015 to some stats from '14.

4/22/2015 | Gwynn has early lead in Padres Franchise Four voting

Tony Gwynn is the early leader in Padres voting for the Franchise Four campaign, which allows fans to elect the four most impactful players who best represent the history of each Major League franchise out of eight choices from its lineage.

4/22/2015 | Happy to be back at Coors, Barmes hits first '15 homer

Clint Barmes put the Padres on the scoreboard with his first homer in over a year, a leadoff drive over the left-field fence to open the third inning Tuesday at Coors Field. It had been a long time, but it was like old times again for Barmes, who hit 61 homers through parts of eight seasons as a Rockie, including 23 in 2009.

4/22/2015 | Kemp's outstretched grab sets stage for Padres' rally

When a team scores 21 runs in two games, it's easy to overlook the defense. But one of the realities of baseball at hitter-friendly Coors Field is that solid play in the field can make the difference. The Padres took an early lead Tuesday, saw the Rockies tie it quickly, fell three runs behind, and finally clawed their way back to a 7-6 win thanks to 13 timely hits, seven walks and a hit-by-pitch.

4/22/2015 | Padres show resourcefulness, determination in comeback win

The Padres ended their seesaw battle with the Rockies on Tuesday with a four-run rally in the eighth inning, tying the Rockies then taking a two-run lead and holding it for a 7-6 victory, their sixth comeback win out of their 10 on the season.

4/21/2015 | Padres stage late rally, send Rockies to fifth straight loss

Derek Norris' two-run double broke an eighth-inning tie and gave the Padres their third straight victory -- 7-6 at Coors Field on Tuesday night over the Rockies, who have lost five straight.

4/21/2015 | Seeking 3-0 start, Shields opposes Kendrick at Coors

The Padres and Rockies both throw their Opening Day starters Wednesday in the third game of the four-game set. James Shields climbs the hill for the Friars, bringing a 2-0 record and a 2.84 ERA to his fourth start. Fellow righty Kyle Kendrick, who has had two tough starts since an Openin Day gem, toes the rubber for Colorado.

4/21/2015 | Off to strong start, Padres plating plenty of early runs

The Padres couldn't be happier with their start to the season. They entered Tuesday night's game 9-5 and in second place in the National League West, a year after starting the season in fourth place at 6-8. This year, the fast starts have begun in the first inning, and Monday's five-run frame was no exception.

4/21/2015 | Kennedy rejoins club, ready to climb back into rotation

Ian Kennedy landed in Denver 3 1/2 hours before Tuesday's game against the Rockies. He doesn't have a spot on the 25-man roster, but to hear the veteran right-hander and manager Bud Black tell it, the Padres will find room for him soon.

4/21/2015 | Southpaws have been no match for Padres

The Padres have already faced some of the best left-handed pitchers in the Major Leagues in the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, the Giants' Madison Bumgarner and, on Monday, the Rockies' Jorge De La Rosa. But the team's right-handed-heavy batting order is producing the best marks in the Major Leagues against lefties.

4/21/2015 | Myers working hard to prove doubters wrong

Wil Myers was the young phenom with the Royals. He was the key offensive player Tampa Bay received in the trade of James Shields. Now, with San Diego, he's just one of the guys.

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