|2013 Regular Season|
The right-hander bounced back after giving up nine earned runs and 11 hits over 2 1-3 innings in a 10-9 loss to Colorado in his previous start.
Volquez (4-5, 6.33 ERA), who avoided the loss, is 1-2 with an 8.31 ERA in his last five starts.
Volquez gave up four hits, struck out five and walked three, improving to 4-5 on the season. He's 2-0 with a 3.20 ERA over his last four road starts.
Volquez has now won three consecutive starts while compiling a 2.33 ERA and 1.14 WHIP.
Volquez only struck out three, but picked up his first victory and lowered his ERA to 6.39.
He has an 11.68 ERA.
This will be the third straight year that Volquez has started an opener. He pitched the first game for Cincinnati in 2011 and for the Padres last season. Volquez started each round of the World Baseball Classic this month for the champion Dominican Republic. He was 11-11 with a 4.14 ERA last year for the Padres.
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