Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/10/13
If Edinson Volquez continues his turnaround, the San Diego Padres have a good chance to record their longest winning streak of the season. Volquez seeks a fourth straight win and the Padres look for their fifth in a row Friday night in the opener of a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. After a 5-15 start, San Diego (16-18) has turned things around by winning 11 of 14 heading into this series. The pitching staff has been outstanding during the current four-game winning streak, allowing two runs and 21 hits in 36 innings. Volquez kicked off that stretch Sunday, allowing one run and four hits in 6 2-3 innings of a 5-1 win over Arizona, before San Diego's other starters posted a 0.42 ERA in a three-game sweep of Miami this week. "I thought the starting pitching has stepped up," manager Bud Black said. "They all pitched well. The pitching sort of set the tone and the defense was outstanding." Now the Padres go for their longest win streak since a run of e...
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