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Volquez and Padres Meet Jackson and Cubs in Series Opener

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Edinson Volquez (9-10, 5.72 ERA) battles Edwin Jackson (6-13, 5.12 ERA) who earned his 10th quality start of the year in his last start as the Padres (57-70) start a three-game series with the Cubs (53-73) on Friday night at PetCo Park. First pitch is at 7:10pm PDT and CSN-CHI and FSN-SD will provide coverage of the game.

Volquez is making his 150th career start and is 5-0 with a 2.76 ERA in his career vs. the Cubs. Jackson holds a 0-4 record with a 5.68 ERA in his career vs. the Padres. The head-to-head record between these two teams this year is tied at 2-2. The Padres beat the Pirates 2-1 in their last game, while the Cubs are coming off a loss to the Nationals 5-4. The Padres offense should improve against the Cubs, after hitting only .245 with five home runs against them this season.

Cubs Offense
A+107.2D. Murphy3B63.328118150
B84.8D. NavarroC192.2922511250
B82.8N. SchierholtRF390.2774918596
B-81.9B. BogusevicLF61.3058252
C+78.4J. LakeCF145.316154112
C72.2A. Rizzo1B537.2275819665
D+69.4W. CastilloC359.265324222
D+67.7C. Ransom3B182.189189200
D63.4S. CastroSS545.234486318
D63.3D. Barney2B433.215406363
D-60.5C. GillespieLF55.2136020
F46.1L. Watkins2B21.1581000

Padres Offense
C+78.9W. VenableRF381.26348174214
C+77.4Y. Alonso1B349.289306446
C76.2C. DenorfiaCF397.271479388
C73.1J. Gyorko2B372.2494414371
C-71.3J. GuzmanLF242.234257283
C-70.8A. Amarista2B302.263305282
C-70.6N. HundleyC306.2412910320
D+68.6L. Forsythe2B188.228175146
D+68.0C. Headley3B480.235478356
D-61.1R. Cedeno2B187.221141123
F54.6M. KotsayRF133.19561100
F47.9R. RiveraC41.1582020

Cubs Pitching
B84.9T. Wood165.07103.221.10116
C+78.3C. Rusin38.0233.081.3223
C+77.0J. Samardzija168.17114.121.32168
C-71.3M. Bowden34.2134.411.2722
D+69.5C. Villanueva113.0284.301.2787
D+67.2E. Jackson130.06135.121.45104
D64.0H. Rondon44.0205.731.5734
D62.6J. Arrieta40.2225.751.4837

Padres Pitching
B+88.2N. Vincent30.2212.050.8830
C+78.2T. Ross85.1362.851.1776
C76.8A. Cashner137.1883.741.2593
C76.8B. Boxberger11.0013.271.2712
C75.1E. Stults163.08103.701.25102
C72.8T. Stauffer50.0214.141.2042
D64.8I. Kennedy149.1594.881.39132
F58.1E. Volquez141.29105.721.62116

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