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Reports: Boston trades for Adrian Gonzalez

Boston -- A deal has reportedly been struck that will send slugger Adrian Gonzalez from the San Diego Padres to Boston in exchange for a trio of Red Sox prospects.

The deal would send heralded pitcher Casey Kelly to San Diego along with outfielder Rey Fuentes and first-baseman Anthony Rizzo, The Boston Globe said Saturday.

The trade had not been officially consummated early Saturday, but Gonzalez had flown to Boston for a physical, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

MLB: San Diego 9, Arizona 3

San Diego -- Miguel Tejada and Adrian Gonzalez combined for five RBI on a pair of homers Wednesday, sending the San Diego Padres coasting past Arizona 9-3.

It was the eighth meeting between the teams in San Diego this season and the Padres have won them all.

San Diego moved 6 1/2 games in front of second-place San Francisco in the National League West after the Giants wasted a nine-run rally earlier in the day and lost to Cincinnati in 12 innings.

Tejada hit a two-run homer in the first to overcome an early 1-0 deficit and Gonzalez blasted a three-run shot in the fourth that gave the Padres a 9-2 lead. It was the 26th homer of the season for Gonzalez.

MLB: San Diego 10, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

Los Angeles -- Adrian Gonzalez blasted a three-run home run and drove in six RBI and Will Venable went 4-for-5 with four runs scored to lead San Diego past Los Angeles 10-5.

Jon Garland (5-2) struck out four and walked two in five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits in the first game of a short two-game series between the Padres and the Dodgers.

Chase Headley added a solo homer for the Padres, who ended LA's nine-game winning streak.

Casey Blake went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and Xavier Paul added two RBI for the Dodgers, who were trying to win 10 games in a row for the first time since 2006.

Ramon Ortiz lasted just 3 1/3 innings surrendering five runs on six hits to fall to 1-2.

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MLB: Arizona 7, San Diego 4

Phoenix, Sept. 27: Augie Ojeda's three hits and three RBI Sunday led the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over San Diego.
Ojeda's two-run double capped the scoring with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.

Chad Tracy had three hits -- one a solo homer. Stephen Drew hit a two-run double, while winner Billy Buckner hit an RBI single for the Diamondbacks, who won the final two contests in the three-game series to finish their 2009 home schedule on a winning note.

Buckner (3-6) surrendered four runs and three hits in seven innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Juan Gutierrez earned his eighth save.

MLB: San Diego 4, San Francisco 2

San Francisco -- Adrian Gonzalez hit a key two-run homer with three RBI Wednesday, leading San Diego to a 4-2 win over San Francisco.

The homer, his 37th this season, staked San Diego to a 3-0 lead with one out in the top of the third.

Gonzalez also hit an RBI single in the first.

Oscar Salazar's only hit was a solo homer, while Chase Headley added two hits for the Padres, who won twice in the three-game series against the National League wild-card hopefuls.

Winner Wade LeBlanc (2-1) surrendered two runs and four hits in seven innings.

Closer Heath Bell earned his 37th save with a scoreless ninth.

San Francisco scored on a two-run third-inning homer by Andres Torres.

MLB: San Diego 7, Washington 0

San Diego, Sept. 2: Kevin Correia and Edward Mujica combined on a four-hit shutout Wednesday, leading San Diego's 7-0 rout of Washington and a three-game sweep.

Correia (10-10) gave up just three hits in 7 2/3 innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

Mujica replaced him after he loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the eighth and ended the threat without a run scoring.

Chase Headley and Adrian Gonzalez had two RBI apiece.

One run scored on Kevin Kouzmanoff's non-RBI groundout in the eighth.

David Eckstein had three hits and Will Venable added two hits and one RBI for the Padres, who have won five of six.

Ryan Zimmerman had two of the four hits for the Nationals, who have lost six straight.

MLB: San Diego 12, Atlanta 5

Atlanta, Aug. 26: A two-run single by Luis Rodriguez highlighted a six-run sixth inning Wednesday that rallied San Diego to a 12-5 decision over Atlanta.

The Braves took a 3-0 lead into the sixth, but then saw the Padres score their 12 runs over the final four innings. San Diego banged out 18 of the game's 30 hits.

Atlanta slipped out of a second-place tie with Florida in the National League East and fell eight games behind Philadelphia for the division lead.

David Eckstein and Adrian Gonzalez each had three hits and two RBI for the Padres.

Will Venable and Nick Hundley had run-scoring doubles in the big sixth inning.

San Diego went 9-for-21 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 men.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego 1

San Diego, Aug. 20: Rich Harden gave up a lone hit over seven innings Wednesday, sending the Chicago Cubs coasting to a 7-1 victory over San Diego.

Harden (8-7), plagued by a lack of run support in recent outings, gave up a two-out single to Adrian Gonzalez in the first inning and the Padres did not manage another hit until Sean Marshall gave up two singles and a run in the ninth. Harden walked three and struck out eight.

In his previous outing, Harden gave up just two runs on two hits in seven innings, but left the game against Philadelphia with the score tied. Against Cincinnati in the start before that, the Cubs were shut out while Harden gave up three runs.

MLB: San Diego 6, Milwaukee 5

Milwaukee, Aug. 13: Kevin Kouzmanoff's RBI single completed a four-run seventh Wednesday and the San Diego Padres held on to edge Milwaukee 6-5.

Adrian Gonzalez delivered two hits and scored twice one night after producing a career-best six hits.

The Padres trailed 3-2 going into the seventh but they sent 10 men to the plate in the frame while collecting four runs on five hits.

David Eckstein drove in the first run with a bases-loaded, fielder's choice grounder. A ground-rule double by Gonzalez brought home another run and, after Chase Headley was walked intentionally to load the bases, Will Venable drew a walk to force in a run.

Kouzmanoff then singled to left, driving in what turned out to be the winning run.

MLB: San Diego 13, Milwaukee 6

Milwaukee, Aug. 12: Adrian Gonzalez had six hits and three RBI Tuesday to lead the San Diego Padres to a 13-6 thumping of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Will Venable and Henry Blanco both hit solo home runs for the Padres, who racked up 22 hits and won for the fourth time in their last five games.

San Diego broke a 2-2 with a run in the fifth inning and then exploded for six runs in the sixth and three in the seventh.

Gonzalez had a two-run single in the sixth and another RBI in the seventh.

Clayton Richard (2-0) picked up the win for the Padres despite giving up four runs on six hits in six innings.

Braden Looper (10-6) took the loss after giving up seven runs -- five earned -- on 11 hits in five-plus innings.