MLB

Padres say interim manager Murphy won't lead team next year

LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Diego Padres say interim manager Pat Murphy won't lead the team next year.

The Padres made the announcement after losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 Sunday in the final game of the season.

Murphy took over in mid-June after Bud Black was fired. San Diego was 42-53 under Murphy and finished fourth in the NL West at 74-88, 23 games behind the first-place Dodgers. Murphy had been guiding the Padres' Triple-A team in El Paso when he moved up.

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