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• Completing a rare feat, left-hander Robbie Erlin won his first big league game in the same week he took home Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week honors. Erlin tossed 6 2/3 solid innings on Saturday against Toronto, following seven innings of two-hit shutout ball for Tucson last Monday.

• A day after hitting his first career homer, Padres right-hander Edinson Volquez joked that he doesn't expect to pinch-hit anytime soon.

"I think everyone enjoyed that," he said.

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