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1977 Gene Richards of the Padres and Pirates outfielder Omar Moreno both swipe their 50th base of the season to surpass Sonny Jackson's rookie record set with the Astros in 1966. The Friars' first baseman will establish a new freshman mark, ending the campaign with 56 thefts, three more than the Bucs' flychaser.
2003 Eric Gagne ties John Smoltz's National League mark for saves with 55 when he helps the Dodgers defeat the Padres, 5-3. The Los Angeles closer equals the NL mark in consecutive opportunities, which is also a record.
2006 As the Petco Park sellout crowd roars, Trevor Hoffman retires all three Pittsburgh batters he faces in the ninth inning, ensuring a 2-1 San Diego victory. The Padres closer's 479th career save surpasses Lee Smith's total (1980-1997), making the 38 year-old reliever the all-time leader in saves.
2009 The Nationals lose their one-hundredth game of the season when the team drops a 7-6 decision to the Dodgers at home. Washington, who posted a 59-102 record last year, becomes the first National League franchise to reach the century mark in defeats in back-to-back campaigns since the Padres accomplished the dubious feat, dropping 102 contests in both 1973 and 1974.

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