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Pirates rout Rays 8-1

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-1, to open a three-game series at Tropicana Field.

New York Mets defeat Pirates 4-2

The New York Mets to a 4-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle test of a three-game series at Citi Field.

Pirates defeat Nats 3-1

Edinson Volquez spun six effective innings to help guide the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Pittsburgh Pirates beat Milwaukee Brewers 11-2

The Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-2 in the opener of a four- game set.

MLB: NY Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 0

CC Sabathia fired seven shutout innings in a strong late spring training tune-up, leading the New York Yankees to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: San Diego 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Robbie Erlin and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout Friday and San Diego survived a shaky ninth inning to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0.

MLB: Colorado 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 5

DENVER, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Troy Tulowitzki and Michael Cuddyer drove in two runs each Wednesday and Colorado fought off a late rally to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5.

MLB: San Diego 8, New York Mets 2

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- San Diego's Will Venable went 4-for-5 to spark a 15-hit assault Saturday and the Padres cruised to an 8-2 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Colorado 14, San Diego 1

DENVER, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jhoulys Chacin fired eight innings of one-run ball and Dexter Fowler backed him with four RBI Monday in Colorado's 14-1 rout of San Diego.

MLB: Baltimore 4, San Diego 1

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Bud Norris turned in a solid second start for Baltimore Tuesday by leading the Orioles past the San Diego Padres 4-1.

MLB: San Diego 10, Milwaukee 8

MILWAUKEE, July 25 (UPI) -- Carlos Guzman's two-run homer gave San Diego a seven-run lead in the seventh inning Thursday and the Padres held on to defeat Milwaukee 10-8.

MLB: San Diego 5, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, July 20 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez went five innings for the victory and San Diego's bullpen combined for four scoreless frames Saturday in a 5-3 Padres win over St. Louis.

MLB: San Francisco 9, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, July 14 (UPI) -- Tim Lincecum threw his first career no-hitter Saturday, tossing 148 pitches in the San Francisco Giants' 9-0 rout of San Diego.

MLB: Colorado 4, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Wilin Rosario's two-run double in the first inning got Colorado off to a fast start Monday and the Rockies handed San Diego a 10th straight loss, 4-2.

MLB: San Diego 9, Miami 2

MIAMI, June 28 (UPI) -- Will Venable drove in a run in three separate trips to the plate Friday and Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer to carry San Diego over Miami 9-2.
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Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Lincoln delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 1, 2009. Lincoln relived starting pitcher Edinson Volquez who left after one inning with numbness in his hand. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Edinson Volquez (born July 3, 1983, in Barahona, Dominican Republic), is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. He bats and throws right-handed.

Listed at 6' 0", 200 pounds, Volquez made his major league debut on August 30, 2005, after rising rapidly through Texas' minor league system. Together with John Danks and Thomas Diamond, Volquez was one third of the vaunted "DVD" trio of Rangers pitching prospects. In 2007, Volquez was traded to the Cincinnati Reds.

Volquez's first stint in the major leagues was disastrous. After spending four years in the Rangers' minor league system, Volquez was promoted to the major league club on August 30, 2005, where he lost all three games he started, as well as one of the three games in which he appeared as a reliever, and posted a 14.21 ERA. He spent the first five months of the 2006 season at Triple-A Oklahoma until he was recalled to the majors in September. This time, he fared better, winning one of his eight starts and posting a 7.29 ERA. Volquez was the pitcher when Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a grand slam on the first pitch of his Major League career on September 2, 2006. The Rangers were dissatisfied with the results shown by one of their top pitching prospects, so they tried an unconventional tactic. Volquez was demoted to the Rangers' A-league affiliate, the Bakersfield Blaze, to work on his control. As Volquez progressed, he was slowly promoted up through the minor league system until he reached the big leagues in September. This tactic had been used by Mark Connor, the Rangers' pitching coach, once before. In 2007 Volquez showed much improvement in his big league performance.

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