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Starter Jason Marquis Makes Spring Training Debut

Expected to be San Diego's No. 3 starter, Marquis is working on adding changeups to his sliders, sinkers and cut fastballs

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    Jason Marquis pitches a two hit complete game shut out against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on August 11, 2012.

    Padres starter Jason Marquis made his spring training debut in Thursday's game against the Kansas City Royals, allowing one hit in two shutout innings.

    The Padres went on to lose 5-4.

    Kansas City's Johnny Giavotella had a single and two RBIs, and San Diego's Alexi Amarista had a two-run double.

    Expected to be San Diego's No. 3 starter, Marquis is working on adding changeups to his sliders, sinkers and cut fastballs. Former Padres closer Trevor Hoffman has given advice.

    "I spoke with Trevor about the it, because I'm looking for a different look," Marquis said. "Everything I throw is too close in velocity. The differential should keep hitters off guard. "You try to seek out the best for help, and Trevor's the greatest reliever of all time."

    Padres closer Huston Street made his first exhibition appearances and allowed two runs and five hits, though few balls were hit hard.

    Former Padres ace Tim Stauffer, pitched a scoreless inning in his first appearance since elbow surgery that forced him to miss all but one start last season.

    The Padres travel to Glendale on Friday to face the Dodgers at 12:05 p.m. PT at Camelback Ranch.