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• Manager Bud Black announced the first three pitchers of the second half for a series that begins Friday in Los Angeles -- Clayton Richard, Edinson Volquez and Jason Marquis.

• Black, several coaches and some players will fly from San Diego to Denver on Monday for a memorial service for bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, who passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 24. The service will be held Littleton, Co., Akerfelds' hometown.