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Friday, June 7th (All times Eastern)

San Diego Padres (28-32) at Colorado Rockies (32-29), 8:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Edinson Volquez (4-5, 5.35) Colorado - Jorge De La Rosa (7-3, 3.10)

(Sports Network) - Dominican right-hander Edinson Volquez faces the Colorado Rockies for the second time this season and 10th time in his career on Friday night, when the San Diego Padres visit Coors Field for the second of four games.

Volquez was a 9-5 loser in San Diego when the teams met on April 13. He allowed six hits and seven runs in just 3 1/3 innings and fell to 3-5 in nine career meetings with the Rockies.

He's won four of six decisions since, including a 6-1 verdict at Seattle on May 28, when he gave up a single run on four hits in 7 2/3 strong innings.

One start since resulted in a no-decision in a game the Padres lost, 7-4, against Toronto.

Volquez is 2-2 in six road starts in 2013.

For the Rockies, streaking lefty Jorge De La Rosa aims for a sixth consecutive victory, both overall and at home.

The 32-year-old began the season with three losses in five decisions, but has since won five in a row, including a 7-2 defeat of the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 2, when he allowed six hits and two runs in seven innings.

De La Rosa has allowed just four runs in his last three starts, comprising 19 1/3 innings. He's allowed 17 hits and struck out 14 batters in the same stretch as his earned run average has fallen from 3.58 to 3.10.

He was a 2-1 winner over the Padres in San Diego on April 14 and is 5-2 against them in 16 career meetings.

Additionally, De La Rosa has won each of his five starts at Coors Field in 2013 while allowing just eight runs in 29 1/3 innings.

On Thursday, Yasmani Grandal pushed home the go-ahead run on a controversial play in the top of the 12th inning and the Padres took a 6-5 win.

Manny Corpas (0-1) looked like he was going to get an inning-ending double play ball when Grandal chopped a high grounder toward third with the bases loaded.

Nolan Arenado fielded the ball and stepped on third to record the second out, but his throw to first was deemed late by first base umpire Ed Hickox and the go-ahead run crossed the plate.

"We played well, we thought we had a good chance, we probably should have taken care of business earlier in the game, but we didn't unfortunately," said Arenado.

The Padres received two scoreless frames from Luke Gregerson (4-2) and saw Brad Boxberger lock down his first save of the season.

"There was some tremendous baseball along the way, there is no doubt about it" said Padres manager Bud Black. "Big clutch pitches, some big hits on both sides, some good defensive plays. It was a hell of a game."

The Rockies swept the first six games between the teams in 2013, taking three games in Colorado from April 5-7 and three more in San Diego from April 12-14.

06/07 10:38:46 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
WAS 81
CHA 81
 
2nd
LOU 40
NCSU 41
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
Final
ATL 4
BOS 2
Final
STL 5
NYM 4
Final
PHI 0
NYY 10
Final
MIN 2
PIT 4
Final
WAS 1
STL 1
4th
BAL 0
TAM 0
 
Final
TOR 4
DET 1
Final
CHC 6
CWS 3
Final
OAK 7
TEX 6
Final
ANA 2
ARI 7
Final
ARI 3
CLE 2
6:05pm Tonight
HOU 0
MIA 0
 
9:05pm Tonight
KAN
SEA
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
10:05pm Tonight
CIN
MIL
 
10:05pm Tonight
LOS
SFG
 
4th
WAS 81
CHA 81
 
4th
ORL 84
DET 100
 
3rd
PHI 67
LAC 93
 
3rd
NYK 43
BOS 51
 
3rd
BRK 63
CLE 65
 
3rd
TOR 54
LAL 54
 
3rd
ATL 59
MIA 42
 
2nd
MEM 41
GSW 42
 
2nd
HOU 45
MIN 34
 
2nd
NOP 46
SAC 40
 
1st
SAN 23
DAL 18
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
UTA
10:00pm Tonight
PHO
POR
2nd
GONZ 57
UCLA 45
 
2nd
LOU 40
NCSU 41
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
10:00pm Tonight
NARZ
KSU
10:07pm Tonight
OKLA
MSU
1st Intermission
MIN 1
CAL 1
 
1st
CHI 2
CLB 2
 
9:30pm Tonight
EDM
DAL