MLB: San Diego 5, Pittsburgh 0

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Jason Marquis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and settled for a two-hit shutout Saturday in the San Diego Padres' 5-0 whitewash of Pittsburgh.

MLB: Cincinnati 6, San Diego 4

CINCINNATI, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Ryan Ludwick went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI Wednesday, delivering the go-ahead hit in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-4 win over San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 3, Colorado 2

SAN DIEGO, July 22 (UPI) -- San Diego's Will Venable drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single Sunday, sending the Padres past Colorado 3-2.

MLB: San Diego 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 6

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Everth Cabrera and Will Venable scored on a steal of home and an error with two outs in the ninth Saturday, rallying San Diego over the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6.

MLB: San Diego 2, Oakland 1

OAKLAND, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- Clayton Richard shut down the Athletics on five hits over 7 2/3 shutout innings Sunday, allowing San Diego to edge Oakland 2-1 in an interleague game.

MLB: San Diego 6, Seattle 2

SEATTLE, June 14 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez allowed one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings Thursday and San Diego got an RBI apiece from five different players in a 6-2 win over Seattle.

MLB: San Diego 5, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, June 9 (UPI) -- John Baker's two-run single in the sixth inning put the Padres ahead Saturday, capping a rally that carried San Diego to a 5-2 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: San Diego 2, Milwaukee 0

SAN DIEGO, May 2 (UPI) -- Pinch-hitter Mark Kotsay decided Tuesday's pitchers' duel with a two-run homer in the eighth inning that gave the San Diego Padres a 2-0 win over Milwaukee.

MLB: San Diego 7, Colorado 2

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Mat Latos tossed seven solid innings and Will Venable drove in three runs Sunday, propelling the San Diego Padres to a 7-2 win over Colorado.

MLB: San Diego 7, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Mat Latos tossed seven-plus solid innings Sunday and the San Diego Padres handed Pittsburgh its 10th straight setback with a 7-3 victory.

MLB: San Diego 13, Pittsburgh 2

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Kyle Blanks drove in five runs Saturday, hitting a grand slam to help the San Diego Padres hand Pittsburgh its ninth straight loss in a 13-2 rout.

MLB: San Diego 14, Florida 3

MIAMI, July 20 (UPI) -- Rookie Jesus Guzman and Ryan Ludwick combined for eight RBI during the first two innings Wednesday, sending San Diego to a 14-3 rout of Florida.

MLB: San Diego 5, San Francisco 3

SAN FRANCISCO, July 4 (UPI) -- Clayton Richard hurled five shutout innings and Will Venable homered Monday, sparking the San Diego Padres to a 5-3 victory over San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 4, Kansas City 2

SAN DIEGO, June 29 (UPI) -- Kyle Phillips drove in the go-ahead run with a second-inning double Tuesday and the San Diego Padres beat Kansas City 4-2 for their sixth win in seven games.

MLB: San Diego 4, Arizona 3 (11 innings)

SAN DIEGO, May 7 (UPI) -- Chase Headley drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 11th inning, giving the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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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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