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Watch: Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history

Watch: Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history

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April 9 (UPI) -- Right-hander Joe Musgrove has tossed the first no-hitter in the 53-year history of the San Diego Padres. The 28-year-old Musgrove accomplished the historic feat during the Padres' 3-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night at Globe Life Field. Advertisement Musgrove struck out 10 and walked none in the outing, allowing only one Rangers player, Joey Gallo, to reach base on a hit by pitch in the fourth inning. He threw 112 pitches -- with 77 of those being strikes -- and induced 13 swings-and-misses. Entering Friday night's matchup against the Rangers, the Padres were the only remaining MLB team without a no-hitter. Musgrove, a native of San Diego County, snapped the club's streak of regular-season games without a no-hitter at 8,206. Musgrove, who previously played for ...
Padres’ Manny Machado rips Rangers with walk-off grand slam

Padres’ Manny Machado rips Rangers with walk-off grand slam

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Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Manny Machado walked out of the batter's box and watched a ball he hit sail 436 feet before it landed in the left field seats for a walk-off grand slam to lead the San Diego Padres to a win over the Texas Rangers. Machado's laser home run came in the bottom of the 10th inning of the 6-3 win Wednesday at Petco Park in San Diego. Advertisement "We are doing special things here," Machado told reporters. "We are going to continue to do that. We are having a lot of fun doing it. "We have a special group of guys and I'm lucky to be a part of this."[embedded content] The Padres led 2-1 through eight innings before Joey Gallo homered for the Rangers in the top of the ninth inning to force extra innings. Willie Calhoun gave Texas a 3-2 edge with an RBI single in the top of the 1...
Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

Former Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild to join Padres in same role

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres are expected to hire Larry Rothschild as the club's new pitching coach. League sources told MLB Media and The Athletic on Friday that Rothschild will replace Darren Balsley, who served for 17 seasons in that capacity. The club has yet to confirm the move. Rothschild, 65, spent the last nine seasons as pitching coach of the New York Yankees. The organization fired him after the team's American League Championship Series loss to the Houston Astros. The Padres will be Rothschild's sixth team as a pitching coach. He previously served in that role with the then-Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Yankees. Rothschild, who played 11 years in the Detroit Tigers, Padres, Reds and Cubs organizations as a relief pitcher from 1975 t...