Kansas City (29-47) at San Diego (41-37)

Cloudy Currently: San Diego, CA
Temp: 69° F
  • Game info: 10:05 pm EDT Fri Jul 2, 2004
  • TV: RTN, Ch4
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Jake Peavy will make his return from the disabled list when the San Diego Padres open a three-game series with the visiting Kansas City Royals.

Peavy has been out since May 27 with a strained right forearm. The 23-year-old right-hander last pitched on May 19, when he held Pittsburgh to one run over six innings while striking out a season-high nine. At the time of his injury, Peavy was leading the National League with a 2.01 ERA.

“I’m going out there tomorrow night and obviously I’m not going to be as sharp as I was after the 10 or so starts I had before I got hurt,” Peavy said. “I’ll have to just stay cool, calm and collected and make pitches.”

The Padres are coming off a four-game split with Arizona, capped by Thursday’s 7-5 loss.

Coming off back-to-back last-place finishes, the Padres have won seven of their last 10 overall, and are just 2 1/2 games behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West.

“I like what we’ve got going on, what moves we make if we make any,” Peavy added.

The Royals, who finished 83-79 last season for their first winning season since 1993, are in last place in the AL Central.

Kansas City has lost six of seven overall, including a 3-2 loss to Baltimore on Thursday.

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4-8 Record 15-6
4.75 ERA 2.27
91 K 173
50 BB 53
1.52 WHIP 1.20