6:07 AM EDT, Fri March 22, 2019

Padres notes: Pirela still plugging; running games; Machado sparks ratings

Jose Pirela started at another position and got another hit Wednesday night. Pirela, who added left field to his previous starting spots of second base and first base, is 8-for-21 with two doubles, two triples and a home run this spring. Those numbers are slightly better than even last spring (.385...

France, Pirela homers help lift Padres past Dodgers

Score: Padres 5, Dodgers 4 Batter’s box: San Diego State alum Ty France, among the leading candidates to start at third base before Manny Machado was signed, hit his second home run and second double of the spring. … Jose Pirela, battling for a utility infield spot, hit a home run. … Manuel Margot...

Padres take spring opener from Mariners

Score: Padres 6, Mariners 4 Batter’s box: Jose Pirela, who started at second base, bounced a ball off the track in front of the right field wall for a double his first time up and singled sharply to left-center in his other at-bat. … Pirela’s double started a four-run second inning in which Greg...

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