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Schimpf leads entire Padres' system in HRs

Combined 32 with big league club and El Paso top Renfroe's total
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Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Officially, Hunter Renfroe has the most homers in the Padres' system this season. The Pacific Coast League's Most Valuable Player has 30 homers during El Paso's season, which is tied for the most in Triple-A.

Bill Center, longtime sportswriter for U-T San Diego, is an employee of the Padres.

Officially, Hunter Renfroe has the most homers in the Padres' system this season. The Pacific Coast League's Most Valuable Player has 30 homers during El Paso's season, which is tied for the most in Triple-A.

But Ryan Schimpf has 32 homers between El Paso and the Padres. Schimpf had 15 homers with the Chihuahuas when he was promoted to the Padres on June 14. He has hit 17 homers with the Padres.

Schimpf's 17th homer Tuesday came on his 206th at-bat. Although he didn't join the Padres until the season's 66th game, Schimpf is one shy of fifth-place on the Padres' all-time home run list by a rookie. His 17 homers since July 1 is the third-highest total in the National League. Thirty-five of his 47 hits have gone for extra bases (14 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs).

Schimpf's home run Tuesday night ended an 0-for-15 run that included 10 strikeouts.

NOTES FROM THE SCOREBOOK

• Center fielder Travis Jankowski had two bunt singles Monday afternoon for the second straight game. Only one other Major League player has two bunt singles in a game this season. Jankowski now has nine bunt singles on the season.

"He can get 20 to 25 bunt singles a season," said Padres manager Andy Green. "We talked before the game about bunting on [left-hander Drew] Pomeranz."

Before going 0-for-4 Tuesday, Jankowski had reached base in 30 of his previous 33 games, hitting .302 (38-for-126) with 14 walks.

• Right-handed starter Edwin Jackson pitched seven shutout innings for the second time in a span of five starts Monday. In between, however, Jackson gave up 18 runs on 23 hits and 10 walks over 11 2/3 innings in three starts. His 11 strikeouts Monday were the most by a Padres pitcher this season (Pomeranz had two starts with 10 strikeouts with the Padres before he was traded to Boston). It was Jackson's ninth double-digit strikeout game of his career, but the first since May 17, 2014.

• Infielder Adam Rosales is 9-for-24 with two doubles, two triples and a homer for four RBIs and six runs scored since Aug. 16 following his decisive, two-run homer against Boston on Monday night. It was Rosales' ninth homer of the season, but his first since July 30.

• Third baseman Yangervis Solarte was 2-for-4 Tuesday. He is hitting .291 (72-for-247) over his last 64 games since July 18 with 14 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs, 40 RBIs and 38 runs scored.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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