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Saturday, April 6th (All times Eastern)

San Diego Padres (1-3) at Colorado Rockies (3-1), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Tyson Ross (0-0, 0.00) Colorado - Jon Garland (0-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - Jon Garland makes his first major league start in nearly two years on Saturday when the Colorado Rockies continue a three-game series with the San Diego Padres at Coors Field.

Garland made nine starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011, but felt shoulder discomfort after a June 1 outing against the Rockies and eventually underwent surgery.

The 33-year-old hurler returned this spring for Seattle and was 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in four starts for the Mariners, but asked for his release when he learned he wouldn't make the team's rotation.

Colorado quickly signed him, hoping his groundball style would be a fit at Coors Field.

San Diego, meanwhile, will pin its hopes on righty Tyson Ross, who won the Padres' fifth starter role with an impressive spring that included a 15 1/3- inning scoreless streak. Ross, though, was just 2-11 a year ago with a 6.50 ERA in 19 games (13 starts) for the Oakland Athletics.

Colorado's early season success continued in Friday's opener, as Wilin Rosario and Dexter Fowler each belted solo home runs to back six strong innings from Jeff Francis and the Rockies came through with a 5-2 victory.

Troy Tulowitzki added two hits, including a two-run double in the third inning, to help the Rockies to a third straight win following an extra-inning Opening Day loss at Milwaukee on Monday.

"We tried to treat it like it was any other game, but it was an exciting day for sure," Francis said. "It's good to get a win."

Francis (1-0) did his part as well, limiting the Padres to five hits and not allowing a run after the first inning. The left-hander also struck out five while issuing just one walk.

San Diego starter Jason Marquis (0-1) surrendered all five Colorado runs, though just two were earned as the result of an error by Everth Cabrera that led to the Rockies scoring three times in the third, over six innings of work.

Jesus Guzman paced the Padres offensively by going 2-for-4 with an RBI in the setback, San Diego's third in four outings to begin the season.

San Diego was 10-8 against the Rockies last season.

04/06 10:30:23 ET

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UNC 28
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UNC 28
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OHIO 21
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UCLA 40
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KSU 3
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BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
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PITT 28
GT 56
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LATU 31
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MSU 35
MICH 11
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KENT 31
MSST 45
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STAN 38
ORST 14
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TCU 82
TTU 27
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OKST 10
WVU 34
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WKENT 66
ODU 51
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
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MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
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UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
Final
WASU 37
ARZ 59
 
4th
CLEM 16
SYR 6
 
4th
LAMON 18
TXST 22
 
4th
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 34
 
4th
COLST 38
WYO 17
 
3rd
LSU 3
MISS 7
 
3rd
TENN 16
ALA 27
 
3rd
AUB 35
SCAR 28
 
Half
PSU 0
OSU 17
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
Final
TOR 1
BOS 4
 
Final
NYI 7
DAL 5
 
Final
PHI 4
DET 2
 
1st OT
OTT 2
NJD 2
 
Final
MON 3
NYR 1
 
2nd Intermission
STL 3
CHI 1
 
3rd
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
2nd Intermission
MIN 6
TAM 2
 
1st Intermission
ARI 0
FLA 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14