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San Diego Padres after a win over the Atlanta Braves

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Hedges, Solarte lead charge for series sweep – Padres.com
Austin Hedges’ RBI double in the seventh inning broke a tie, leading the Padres to a 3-2 victory and a three-game series sweep of the Braves on Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park. Yangervis Solarte, who had a home run earlier in the game, later added an RBI double to finish a 3-for-3 day, falling just a triple shy of the cycle.

Travis Jankowski And Pat Murphy On The Call-Up To Padres – Mighty 1090 (Video)
The newest Padres outfielder talks about what it’s like to be called up to the major-league ballclub, and interim manager Pat Murphy talks about how Jankowski will help the team.

Chase Utley agrees to Dodgers trade, ending 13-year run with Phillies – USA Today
Chase Utley, whose 13-year career with the Philadelphia Phillies included five All-Star appearances and the club’s first World Series championship since 1980, agreed to a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a baseball official with direct knowledge of the deal.

Manti Te’o On Chippy Practice & Finals Days Of Chargers Training Camp – Mighty 1090 (Video)
What the heck happened yesterday? After a reported scuffle during practice with Philip Rivers, Manti Te’o talks with Marty Caswell about the “chippy” practice.

Chargers’ Gordon (ankle) misses practice – San Diego Union-Tribune
Rookie running-back Melvin Gordon has an ankle injury that kept him out of practice yesterday and, reportedly, could keep him from playing against the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night if it does not improve.

Is Brandon Flowers The Future Leader Of Chargers D? – Mighty 1090
Brandon Flowers certainly isn’t the most talked about offseason signing for the Chargers, but he could end up filling Eric Weddle’s shoes as the team’s defensive leader as soon as next year.

Renfroe homers in his Triple-A El Paso debut – MLB.com
The Padres’ No. 1 prospect (No. 81 overall) went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and tied his career high with four RBIs as the Chihuahuas took down Memphis, 8-1. Renfroe hit .259/.313/.425 with 14 homers and 54 RBIs for Double-A San Antonio before getting promoted Wednesday.

Maybin Rises Again In The South – Mighty 1090
What has lead to the resurgence of Cameron Maybin this year? It’s not that he’s switched teams or division. It’s that he’s found a way to (finally) stay healthy.

SDSU’s Long: No clear-cut choice at QB – San Diego Union-Tribune
Maxwell Smith and Christian Chapman are vying for the starting QB job for the Aztecs, and while many thought that Smith would run away with it, Rocky Long says that it is currently too close to call.

Sileo: Is Rivers Worth $65M Guaranteed? – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Is Philip Rivers worth the $65M the Chargers guaranteed him in his new contract? Dan Sileo weighs in in this week’s edition of Droppin Knowledge.

What to make of judge’s criticisms of NFL’s case against Tom Brady – Sports Illustrated
It may be time for the NFL to settle, by offering Tom Brady a better deal, because their case in court appears to be falling apart.

Del Mar – TVG Pacific Classic Preview – Mighty 1090 (Video)
Scott Kaplan and Annie Heilbronn take a look at Del Mar’s biggest race, the TVG Pacific Classic, which takes place this Saturday August 22nd.

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