Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres tries to throw out Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 3rd inning during Game 3 of the NLDS at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres tries to throw out Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 3rd inning during Game 3 of the NLDS at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.

Landing a pair of aces to front a once-ragged rotation has thrust the San Diego Padres near the top of the 2021 World Series odds.

The Padres jumped from 12-1 to 7-1 at SportsBetting.com to win the World Series behind only the Los Angeles Dodgers (4-1) and New York Yankees (6-1).

San Diego entered the playoffs as a wild card last season and outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals in a wild opening-round series in which pitching was a problem for the Padres due to injuries and quality in the rotation.

The Padres might have solved that problem this week.

San Diego's rotation after a flurry of moves could include adding ace starting pitchers Blake Snell (Tampa Bay Rays) and Yu Darvish (Chicago Cubs), putting the team in position to compete in a series with frontloaded favorites like the Dodgers. The Los Angeles rotation is anchored by Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw.

Tampa Bay dropped from 11-1 to 14-1 after losing Snell. The Cubs dropped to 40-1 from 25-1 last week.

--Field Level Media

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