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10/5/2015 | Padres begin search for full-time manager

For the first time in nine years, the Padres are looking for a full-time manager. One day after the end of the regular season, one that saw the team finish 74-88 -- which included a slow skid of 21 losses in the final 31 games -- the team set out to find its next manager, as interim manager Pat Murphy was dismissed after a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

10/5/2015 | ICYMI: Jankowski's HR highlights loss in Game 162

The Padres took the field on Sunday afternoon knowing that that game would be different for a number of reasons.

10/4/2015 | Murphy won't return as Padres' manager

The Padres didn't wait long after Sunday's regular-season finale to make a call on interim manager Pat Murphy's future with the team. A little more than an hour after the 6-3 loss to the Dodgers, the team announced that Murphy will not return in the same capacity in 2016.

10/4/2015 | Full year together could benefit roster in 2016

Following a 6-3 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday in the final game of the regular season, Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko was asked to try to describe the 2015 season. He said, "Disappointing," but there were some signs of growth as new additions got used to playing together.

10/4/2015 | Murphy: Didn't get 'chance to be me' in 1st year

At some point next week, Padres general manager A.J. Preller and his baseball operations staff will discuss the most imminent order of business that awaits them this offseason: deciding on a manager for 2016. Pat Murphy, the team's interim manager since June 16, won't be a part of that conversation.

10/4/2015 | HRs boost Kershaw, Dodgers over Padres in finale

The Dodgers launched three home runs and Clayton Kershaw eclipsed 300 strikeouts on the season as the Dodgers held off the Padres, 6-3, on Sunday in their regular-season finale.

10/4/2015 | Erlin's quality start not enough in pitchers' duel

On most nights, a seven-inning, two-run quality start is enough to merit a victory -- or a no-decision -- for the hard-working pitcher, at the very least. Such was not the case on Saturday for San Diego.

10/4/2015 | Erlin leaves strong impression in final start

There's no way to exactly know right now where Robbie Erlin fits in the Padres' plans for 2016.

10/3/2015 | Kershaw chasing 300 K's in regular-season finale

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will be shooting for a slice of baseball immortality Sunday, while Padres pitcher Frank Garces makes his first Major League start, albeit a short one.

10/3/2015 | Greinke pitches LA to NLDS home-field edge

Zack Greinke earned the National League ERA title and the Dodgers clinched home-field advantage in the NL Division Series by beating the Padres, 2-1, on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, in Greinke's career-best 19th win.

10/3/2015 | Will Kennedy, Padres be together in 2016?

Ian Kennedy halted a personal four-decision losing streak Thursday in his 30th and final start of the season.

10/3/2015 | Decker's first start in L.A. holds special meaning

Three plate appearances in his first Major League start on Friday didn't produce that elusive first hit for Cody Decker, but he didn't leave Dodger Stadium at a total loss.

10/2/2015 | Shields will sit out regular season finale

All week, the Padres had James Shields tentatively scheduled to start the regular-season finale against the Dodgers on Sunday. As it turns out, Shields has already thrown his last pitch of the season, as interim manager Pat Murphy indicated Friday that Shields will sit that one out.

10/2/2015 | Dodgers hope Greinke can quiet visiting Padres

Zack Greinke will get one last shot to add to what has been an outstanding season on Saturday when he faces the Padres in the second game of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium.

10/2/2015 | Dodgers help home-field chances with win

The Dodgers put together a five-run third inning to bury the Padres, 6-2, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers moved a half-game ahead of the Mets for home-field advantage in the National League Division Series.

10/2/2015 | ICYMI: Kennedy, Solarte power final win at home

When the 2,459,742nd fan of the season stepped through the gates of Petco Park on Thursday, they probably walked into the ballpark hoping to see the Padres win their final home game of the 2015 season. Well, they were treated to just that on Thursday evening as the Padres defeated the Brewers, 3-1, in the last game of 2015 in downtown San Diego. Although the Padres will finish out the rest of their season just up the freeway at Dodger stadium, the Swinging Friars closed their home schedule on a high note in front of a crowd of 22,129.

10/1/2015 | Kennedy stellar in potential final act for Padres

If this was Ian Kennedy's final start with the Padres, he surely made the most of it Thursday.

10/1/2015 | Kennedy fans 11 as Padres edge Brewers

Ian Kennedy struck out 11 batters in six innings for his first victory in more than a month and Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run home run as the Padres finished their home slate with a 3-1 win over the Brewers on Thursday at Petco Park.

10/1/2015 | Padres head to finish without Kemp, Justin Upton

The Padres close the home season Thursday with corner outfielders Justin Upton and Matt Kemp both out of the lineup at the same time.

10/1/2015 | Orsillo excited for new chapter with Padres

He has been humbled, disappointed and flattered by the events of the past month, but on Thursday new Padres broadcaster Don Orsillo sounded like he was energized about what lies ahead for him.

10/1/2015 | J-Up passes medical tests, but status TBD

Has left fielder Justin Upton played his final game with the Padres? Upton, who left Wednesday's game against the Brewers with a neck strain, was sore and not in the lineup on Thursday.

10/1/2015 | Dodgers enter final set in heated NLDS home-field race

Two teams heading in opposite directions converge on Dodger Stadium on Friday as the Dodgers play host to the Padres in the final regular-season series of the season.

10/1/2015 | ICYMI: Friars downed by Crew's big inning

Wednesday's contest between the Brewers and Padres took an inauspicious turn after an early injury saw another Padres top performer go down. With the Padres already feeling less whole after losing Matt Kemp for the remainder of the season with a torn tendon in his right middle-finger, Justin Upton left in the first inning last night after colliding with the outfield wall trying to corral a Brewers base hit.

10/1/2015 | Brewers topple Padres with five-run sixth

Hernan Perez and Martin Maldonado each drove in two runs Wednesday night and pitcher Zach Davies allowed five hits over seven scoreless innings as the Brewers defeated the Padres, 5-0, at Petco Park.