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  • PADRES: Eckstein, Latos key shutout of Astros
    "Anybody who steps in the batter's box, I'm their No. 1 fan," Latos said. "When Tony stepped into the batter's box, I'm right there rooting for him. He came up clutch with the base hit. Eck came up clutch with the double. I pull for those guys just as much as they pull for me."

  • Bell contemplates effects of inner peace - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "I’m a born-again Christian; I found the Lord last winter and it changed a lot of things about my life," the closer said recently.

  • Latos stars vs. Astros - SignOnSanDiego.com
    "It was another great outing by Mat," said Padres manager Bud Black. "He’s on a nice roll. We knew this one was going to be a duel.

  • Padres, Astros remember 'bee game' | padres.com: News
    Friday was the anniversary of the infamous "bee game" between the Padres and Astros at PETCO Park, where the contest was delayed for more than 50 minutes in the top of the ninth inning because of a swarm of bees that gathered in left field.

  • S. Hairston reacts to Thursday's ejection | padres.com: News
    Padres outfielder Scott Hairston was ejected for the fourth time in his career on Thursday when he dropped his bat after he was called out on strikes and got into an argument with plate umpire Ron Kulpa in the eighth inning.

  • Venable sits with lower back stiffness | padres.com: News
    Padres right fielder Will Venable was a late scratch from the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Astros at PETCO Park as he continues to struggle with lower back stiffness.

  • Eighth-inning rally secures win for Latos | padres.com: News
    Mat Latos outdueled veteran Roy Oswalt by tossing eight shutout innings, and the offense came through just in the nick of time against the Houston bullpen to propel Latos to his ninth win of the season in a 3-0 Padres victory over the Astros on Friday.