Bud Black has the Padres back on the right track after they lost six in a row prior to the streak, being swept by Houston and the Cubs.
The San Diego Padres are on a tear having won the last 10 games mostly on the backs of their starting rotation. They have given up few runs over the stretch, while usually scoring just what they need to win.
They have had consecutive sweeps of Cincinnati, San Francisco and the Chicago Cubs.
This streak matched a 10-game streak in 1978. The Padres also won 11 in-a-row in 1982 and again in 1998. There longest win streak was 14 games in 1999.
The streak now complete, the Padres now have new life. They are sitting at 23-23 (.500) in second place and 8 1/2 games behind the Dodgers.