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• Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin, who was scratched Friday due to knee soreness, started Saturday's game. Black said Quentin tweaked his right knee, which has given the slugger trouble since the spring, while running the bases.

• Infielder James Darnell, injured since the spring with an oblique strain, was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list following a rehab assignment. He was immediately optioned to Triple-A Tucson.

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