MLB: Arizona 6, San Diego 2

PHOENIX, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Adam Eaton and Ryan Wheeler both tripled in a run Wednesday and both scored on San Diego miscues in helping Arizona down the Padres 6-2.

MLB: Colorado 9, San Diego 1

DENVER, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Dexter Fowler cracked a grand slam and Jhoulys Chacin threw seven strong innings Saturday in Colorado's 9-1 rout of San Diego.

MLB: Arizona 4, San Diego 2

SAN DIEGO, June 2 (UPI) -- Gerardo Parra scored the go-ahead run on a seventh-inning balk call Saturday and the Arizona Diamondbacks went on to a 4-2 win over San Diego.

MLB: St. Louis 4, San Diego 0

ST. LOUIS, May 22 (UPI) -- Adam Wainwright, coming back from Tommy John surgery, limited San Diego to four hits Tuesday and led the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-0 victory over the Padres.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, San Diego 3

SAN DIEGO, April 5 (UPI) -- Matt Kemp's two-run homer gave Los Angeles some vital insurance Thursday and the Dodgers overcame an early exit by Clayton Kershaw to down San Diego 5-3.

MLB: New York Mets 3, Cincinnati 0

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Miguel Batista pitched a two-hitter Wednesday giving the New York Mets a 3-0 season-ending victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Reds' Volquez suspended 50 games

Reds' Volquez suspended 50 games

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez was suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a banned substance, baseball officials said Tuesday.
MLB: Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3

MLB: Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3

ST. LOUIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Laynce Nix doubled in two runs and the Cincinnati Reds used five relievers after starter Edinson Volquez was hurt Monday in a 5-3 win over St. Louis.

MLB: Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 6

MILWAUKEE, April 14 (UPI) -- Edwin Encarnacion's grand slam Monday powered the Cincinnati Reds past Milwaukee Brewers 7-6.

WBC: Netherlands 3, Dom. Republic 2

SAN JUAN, Dominican Republic, March 7 (UPI) -- The Netherlands scored all of its runs in the first inning Saturday and went on to stun the Dominican Republic 3-2 at the World Baseball Classic in San Juan.

MLB: Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 4

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Jeff Keppinger hit a two-run double in the ninth Monday to give the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

MLB: Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 1

CINCINNATI, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Dave Bush worked seven innings and Corey Hart had three RBI Tuesday to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB: Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, July 12 (UPI) -- Adam Dunn hit two home runs Saturday to pace the Cincinnati Reds to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

7 Cubs, 7 Red Sox on all-star teams

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs each placed seven players on the 2008 all-star roster announced Sunday by Major League Baseball.

MLB: Toronto 7, Cincinnati 1

TORONTO, June 26 (UPI) -- Jesse Litsch surrendered a run on three hits over eight innings Thursday, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-1 victory over Cincinnati.
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Edinson Volquez
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)

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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