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Considering recent history, a visit from the Chicago Cubs might provide the San Diego Padres with a good opportunity to end their current home struggles. Edinson Volquez hopes to remain undefeated against Chicago and help the Padres to a fifth straight home victory over the lowly Cubs on Friday night. San Diego (57-70) is 34-31 at Petco Park, but has dropped six of nine there. Though the Padres won 2-1 over Pittsburgh there Wednesday, they totaled four runs while losing two of three in the set. Chicago (54-73) has four more wins on the road than at home in 2013, but has been outscored 20-6 during a four-game slide at Petco. Losers in three straight, the Cubs have averaged 3.4 runs while losing 18 of 24 overall. "We're out there fighting and battling," Chicago starter Edwin Jackson told the Cubs' official website. "Sometimes things don't work in our favor, sometimes things don't look the best the way we do them. "Everybody is giving 110 percent, and at the end of the day, that'...
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