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Sunday, May 5th (All times Eastern)

Arizona Diamondbacks (16-14) at San Diego Padres (12-18), 4:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Arizona - Ian Kennedy (1-2, 4.78) San Diego - Edinson Volquez (2-3, 6.39)

(Sports Network) - Arizona starter Ian Kennedy aims for his first victory since Opening Day when he takes the hill for the Diamondbacks in the rubber match of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres.

The right-hander has gone 0-2 in his five starts since beating the St. Louis Cardinals on April 1 and did not get a decision on Monday versus the San Francisco Giants in his second straight meeting with the club.

After holding the Giants to a run in six innings five days earlier, Kennedy yielded four runs on seven hits and three walks over seven frames of his club's 6-4 defeat, falling to 1-2 with a 4.78 earned run average on the season.

The 28-year-old has great career numbers versus the Padres, going 7-1 with a 2.79 ERA in 11 meetings. That includes a 3-0 mark and 1.13 ERA in four outings at Petco Park.

Getting the call today for the Padres is righty Edinson Volquez, who has won back-to-back outings despite giving up four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 frames at the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday.

Volquez, staked to an 8-0 lead, yielded a pair of two-run homers and all three of his walks were issued in the sixth inning, ending a streak of consecutive innings pitched without a walk at 13.

Still, the offensive backing in the 13-7 win allowed the 29-year-old to improve to 2-3 with a 6.39 ERA on the season and he is 1-2 lifetime versus the Diamondbacks with a 4.15 ERA in seven meetings.

The Padres were able to deal the Diamondbacks a fourth straight setback by taking Friday's opener, but Arizona rebounded with an 8-1 rout in the second meeting.

A.J. Pollock drove in a pair of runs during a six-run second inning and added a solo homer later in the game for Arizona, which also got two RBI from Paul Goldschmidt.

Patrick Corbin knocked in a run and improved to 4-0 on the season by holding the Padres to five hits over seven frames. His lone mistake was a solo homer yielded to Chris Denorfia in the seventh inning.

"It really helps when we come out and put up six runs early on in the game. It just lets you go out there, pitch you game and go after guys. It helped out a lot and I am glad I was able to get through seven innings," Corbin said.

Clayton Richard remained winless on the season for San Diego and was tagged for seven runs -- five earned -- on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings. Richard hasn't earned a win since Sept. 20, 2012.

"The inability to consistently throw a strike when he needs to, and to make that one pitch to get him out of a jam just isn't happening," said Padres manager Bud Black.

San Diego had won seven of nine coming into the game and lost for just the fourth time in its past 14 versus Arizona.

05/05 10:29:03 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd Intermission
CAR 2
TOR 1
 
1st
DUKE 24
UCONN 21
 
2nd
CHI 30
NYK 20
 
1st
HOU 5
NOP 6
 
10:00pm Tonight
SAC
MIL
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GSW
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Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
2nd
UVA 65
CLST 48
 
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LIU 69
FIU 58
 
2nd
STET 67
GSOUT 72
 
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QUIN 80
LEH 61
 
2nd
SFLA 57
SHU 75
 
2nd
RICH 62
SALA 52
 
2nd
CAN 43
USB 42
 
2nd
DEL 60
TEMPL 80
 
2nd
WCU 53
WRST 64
 
2nd
VERM 53
YALE 55
 
2nd
SDKST 40
IDST 37
 
2nd
RIDE 29
MRGST 27
 
2nd
LATU 52
NICST 36
 
1st
CHAR 27
APP 26
 
1st
MISS 26
CCAR 40
 
1st
DUKE 24
UCONN 21
 
1st
BRAD 36
EUREK 23
 
1st
PEAY 32
OAKC 14
 
1st
JST 24
SMISS 8
 
1st
SD 7
MNTST 7
 
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UAB
LSU
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EVAN
OHIO
 
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CSFU
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DEP
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USF
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IDAHO
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UTST
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PIT 0
COL 0
 
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PHI 1
FLA 1
 
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CAR 2
TOR 1
 
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CLB 2
WAS 2
 
1st
MON 0
ANA 1
 
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EDM
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LOS
STL
1st
JAC 0
TEN 7