Darvish earns 16th win, Padres gain ground in wild-card race


              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Craig Stammen reacts after getting Colorado Rockies' Brian Serven to ground out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              From left to right, San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar, center fielder Trent Grisham and right fielder Juan Soto celebrate after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Craig Stammen reacts after getting Colorado Rockies' Brian Serven to ground out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              From left to right, San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar, center fielder Trent Grisham and right fielder Juan Soto celebrate after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Craig Stammen reacts after getting Colorado Rockies' Brian Serven to ground out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              From left to right, San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar, center fielder Trent Grisham and right fielder Juan Soto celebrate after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              San Diego Padres relief pitcher Craig Stammen reacts after getting Colorado Rockies' Brian Serven to ground out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              From left to right, San Diego Padres left fielder Jurickson Profar, center fielder Trent Grisham and right fielder Juan Soto celebrate after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              San Diego Padres' Manny Machado scores on a single hit by Jake Cronenworth off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Rockies' Michael Toglia reacts after striking out against San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              San Diego Padres' Manny Machado singles off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl throws to first base to put out San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon is congratulated as he returns to the dugout after hitting a solo home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish to lead off the bottom of the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              San Diego Padres' Jake Cronenworth follows the flight of his RBI-single off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl in the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              San Diego Padres starting pitcher Yu Darvish works against the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Darvish earns 16th win, Padres gain ground in wild-card race