Baker gives Padres their due

Baker gives Padres their due

CINCINNATI -- The red-hot San Diego Padres have impressed Reds manager Dusty Baker during the weekend series.

The Padres carried an eight-game winning streak into Sunday's series finale against the Reds, with an opportunity to complete a series sweep.

"Their club is so hot, they're feeling it," Baker said. "They capitalize on your mistakes. The past couple years, we've seemed to catch them when they're hot. Now it's our turn to get hot."