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Volquez Hits 3-Run Homer in Padres Loss to Blue Jays

Volquez mileston was one of the few bright spots in San Diego's 7-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays

Monday, Jun 3, 2013  |  Updated 10:30 AM PDT
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Volquez Hits 3-Run Homer in Padres Loss to Blue Jays

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Volquez's homer capped a four-run inning that gave the Padres a 4-1 lead.

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The San Diego Padres, who played a rare Sunday night game because of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, were going for a sweep of the Blue Jays.

The Padres took the lead with four runs in the second inning.

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Edinson Volquez hit a three-run homer off Ramon Ortiz. It was the first career homerun for Volquez and he was all smiles running the bases.

"I got lucky," Volquez said. "One swing, and I've been swinging pretty good in batting practice. I got a pretty good pitch to hit and I hit it out."

By the way Ortiz had to leave the game in the third inning with an arm injury.

They eventually tied it with a couple runs in the 5th. It looked as if the Jays would take the lead in the 8th.

It was two on, two out when Melky Cabrera hit it. Carlos Quentin ran it down. End of inning, end of threat.

But in the top of the 11th, Mark DaRosa smacked one off Brad Boxberger into the upper deck in left field. Boxberger was the 7th Padres pitcher of the night.

The Jays scratched out a couple more runs and went on to win 7-4 in 11 innings.

Padres are in L.A. Monday for the start of a three game series with the Dodgers.
 

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