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• Rookie pitcher Burch Smith, who allowed six runs in the second inning Saturday and left the game after he retired just three batters, will remain in the starting rotation and pitch next week at Petco Park when the Padres face the Nationals.

"He was disappointed in his outing," Black said. "He will be back up on the horse later this week. But he's not going to back off his game."

The Padres would like to see Smith use his breaking ball more in his next start.

Corey Brock is a reporter for Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.