LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Diego Padres had barely completed their fifth consecutive losing season when they ousted interim manager Pat Murphy.
Travis Jankowski hit a three-run homer in a 6-3 loss to the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday that was the Padres' fifth defeat in their final six games. They finished 74-88, including a 35-46 road mark.
"Disappointing is a good word," second baseman Jedd Gyorko said. "It takes years for teams to really jell and work together, but it's something we're going to keep working on moving forward. We have the right pieces and enough good guys in here to win, and we're capable of doing it."