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MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Diego 1

SAN DIEGO, June 22 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers hit a couple of homers Saturday to back Zack Greinke's eight innings of one-run ball while breezing to a 6-1 defeat of San Diego.

MLB: San Diego 5, San Francisco 3 (13 innings)

SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 (UPI) -- Pitcher Andrew Cashner broke a 13th-inning tie with a pinch-hit RBI bunt single Monday in helping San Diego claim a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.

MLB: San Diego 5, Atlanta 3

SAN DIEGO, June 12 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez struck out nine over seven solid innings and Chris Denorfia homered Wednesday, sending San Diego to a 5-3 win and sweep of Atlanta.

MLB: Toronto 7, San Diego 4 (11 innings)

SAN DIEGO, June 3 (UPI) -- Toronto's Mark De Rosa belted a tie-breaking homer in the 11th inning Sunday and the Blue Jays went on to douse San Diego 7-4.

MLB: San Diego 6, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, May 29 (UPI) -- The San Diego Padres scored three runs in the sixth inning and Edinson Volquez pitched into the eighth Tuesday to knock off the Seattle Mariners 6-1.

MLB: St. Louis 10, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, May 22 (UPI) -- Daniel Descalso hit a grand slam Tuesday that helped lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 win over the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Washington 6, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, May 17 (UPI) -- Stephen Strasburg ended a personal five-game losing streak Thursday, allowing three hits in eight innings while carrying Washington past San Diego 6-2.

MLB: San Diego 5, Arizona 1

SAN DIEGO, May 5 (UPI) -- Jedd Gyorko and Will Venable hit consecutive homers Sunday, backing a strong Edinson Volquez start in the San Diego Padres' 5-1 win over Arizona.

MLB: San Diego 13, Chicago Cubs 7

CHICAGO, May 1 (UPI) -- Nick Hundley and Carlos Quentin each belted a three-run homer Tuesday and San Diego unleashed a 17-hit attack in its 13-7 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: San Diego 2, Milwaukee 1

SAN DIEGO, April 25 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez worked seven scoreless innings Wednesday and the San Diego Padres escaped with a 2-1 victory that ended Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak.

MLB: Colorado 9, San Diego 5

SAN DIEGO, April 14 (UPI) -- Wilin Rosario went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBI Saturday, sparking the Colorado Rockies to a 9-5 win over San Diego.

MLB: Colorado 9, San Diego 1

DENVER, April 7 (UPI) -- Jhoulys Chacin tamed the Padres on one run through 6 2/3 innings Sunday and the Colorado Rockies reeled off their fifth straight win, 9-1 over San Diego.

MLB: New York Mets 11, San Diego 2

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- Collin Cowgill hit a grand slam to cap the New York Mets' attack Monday in an 11-2 victory in the season-opening win over the San Diego Padres.
WBC: Dominican Republic 4, Netherlands 1

WBC: Dominican Republic 4, Netherlands 1

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 (UPI) -- Edinson Volquez fired five innings of one-run ball Monday and the Dominican Republic gained the WBC championship game with a 4-1 win over the Netherlands.

WBC: Dominican Republic 9, Venezuela 3

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 8 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano doubled twice and had three RBI Thursday in leading the Dominican Republic past Venezuela 9-3 in the World Baseball Classic.
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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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