MLB: San Diego 4, Arizona 1

SAN DIEGO, June 16 (UPI) -- Kyle Blanks pounded a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday, boosting the San Diego Padres to a 4-1 win and series sweep of Arizona.

MLB: San Diego 7, Atlanta 6

SAN DIEGO, June 11 (UPI) -- Will Venable smashed a three-run homer Monday and the San Diego Padres survived a late Atlanta rally to get past the Braves 7-6.

MLB: San Diego 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Jason Marquis took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep Wednesday in a 6-2 defeat of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: San Diego 3, Seattle 2 (10 inn.)

SAN DIEGO, May 30 (UPI) -- Will Venable scored the tying run in the ninth and drove in the winning run in the 10th Wednesday to give San Diego a 3-2 triumph over Seattle.

MLB: San Diego 13, Washington 4

SAN DIEGO, May 19 (UPI) -- Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, two RBI and three runs scored Sunday, keying the San Diego Padres' 13-4 rout of Washington.

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, San Diego 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 10 (UPI) -- Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist both drove in two runs during the seventh inning Friday, rallying Tampa Bay past San Diego 6-3.

MLB: San Diego 1, Miami 0

SAN DIEGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Jason Marquis fired eight shutout innings Wednesday and the San Diego Padres completed a three-game sweep of Miami with a 1-0 decision.

MLB: San Diego 5, Miami 1

SAN DIEGO, May 8 (UPI) -- Will Venable drove in three runs Tuesday to lead the surging San Diego Padres past the Miami Marlins 5-1.

MLB: San Diego 5, Arizona 1

SAN DIEGO, May 5 (UPI) -- Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable hit consecutive homers Sunday, backing a strong Edinson Volquez start in the San Diego Padres' 5-1 win over Arizona.

MLB: Milwaukee 6, San Diego 3

SAN DIEGO, April 24 (UPI) -- Jonathan Lucroy and Yuniesky Betancourt both drove in a pair of runs in the Milwaukee Brewers' 6-3 road win over the slumping San Diego Padres.

MLB: Colorado 7, San Diego 5

SAN DIEGO, April 13 (UPI) -- Solo home runs by Dexter Fowler and Josh Rutledge in the ninth inning Friday finished off a Colorado comeback in a 7-5 win over San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

SAN DIEGO, April 10 (UPI) -- Will Venable homered, tripled and drove in four runs Tuesday, elevating the San Diego Padres to a 9-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in their home opener.

MLB: Milwaukee 4, San Diego 3

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Martin Maldonado cracked a third-inning grand slam Tuesday and the Milwaukee Brewers held on for a 4-3 victory over San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 11, St. Louis 3

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Cameron Maybin singled, doubled and homered Monday, driving in two runs in the San Diego Padres' 11-3 spanking of St. Louis.

MLB: San Diego 7, San Francisco 1

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Clayton Richard allowed one unearned run through eight innings and Cameron Maybin backed him with three RBI Sunday in San Diego's 7-1 win over San Francisco.
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Will Venable
San Diego Padres Will Venable (R) is safe as Los Angeles Dodgers' Pablo Ozuma tries to handle the throw to second base during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on September 25, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

William Dion Venable (born October 29, 1982, in Greenbrae, California) is a Major League baseball center fielder for the San Diego Padres. In the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft, he was selected by the Padres in the seventh round. Venable made his Major League debut on August 29, 2008, against the Colorado Rockies. In that game, he had four at-bats, collecting his first hit.

He is the son of former Major League outfielder Max Venable as well as the older brother of former Boise State safety and 2010 Fiesta Bowl champion Winston Venable. He also played basketball for Princeton University, as well as San Rafael High School. He is the twenty-fifth Princeton alumnus to play in the Major Leagues, but he is the first African-American alumnus. He was the second athlete to earn first-team All-Ivy League honors in both baseball and basketball.

Venable was born in 1982 in Marin County, California, at a time when his father Max was a Major League Baseball player for the nearby San Francisco Giants. He grew up travelling around the country with his father and also lived in Japan and the Dominican Republic. In high school, he envisioned himself as more likely to be a professional basketball player than baseball player. As both a high school sophomore and a high school junior, Venable was second-team San Francisco Bay Area All-Metro basketball player for San Rafael High School. He was the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) most valuable player in basketball as a freshman, sophomore and junior. As a sophomore, he led his team to the MCAL League Championship. As a senior, he gave up the responsibility of being point forward.

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