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INF Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-3 with a double in a rehab start Wednesday at Class A Lake Elsinore. Gyorko could rejoin the Padres during the four-game series with the San Francisco Giants, which starts Thursday. Gyorko has been on the disabled list since June 10 with a right groin strain.
RHP Jason Marquis, who takes the mound against the Giants on Thursday, failed to record his 10th win in his fourth attempt, getting a no-decision in a Padres loss to the Nationals on July 6. Marquis allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings. Marquis is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in one start this season against the Giants. He is 7-5 with a 2.93 ERA against them in 16 games (15 starts).
LF Carlos Quentin hit his 11th home run, tops on the club, on Wednesday night. Each of his last three homers have occurred with men on base. Quentin is hitting .338 with seven home runs and 17 RBIs in his last 38 games.
RHP Andrew Cashner (5-5) wasn't sharp in a loss to the Rockies, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked two. Cashner is 0-2 with a 8.27 ERA in nine appearances (four starts) against the Rockies.
1B Yonder Alonso needs more at-bats at Triple-A Tucson before his return to the club, manager Bud Black said. "He's still got to get his timing and his game stamina. When he comes back I want him to feel like he's been playing. Two games for me (isn't) adequate enough for the time he's missed." Alonso went 2-for-4 on Wednesday night in another rehab start with Tucson. Alonso has six hits in his last eight at-bats with Tucson. He is expected to rejoin the Padres during the upcoming series with the San Francisco Giants.
RHP Sean O'Sullivan will start Friday's game against the Giants. O'Sullivan has a 7-4 record with a 3.88 ERA in 18 starts at Triple-A Tucson. "He's pitched very well with Tucson and he had a good spring training for us," manager Bud Black said.