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Cahill on joining D-backs' starting rotation

Trevor Cahill wants to get his career with the D-backs off to a successful start, while Edinson Volquez wants to show his new Padres fans a little more than he did in his Opening Day start.

Those will be the two motivating factors when the two talented right-handers face off in the first game of a three-game series between the D-backs and Padres on Tuesday at Petco Park.

Cahill was traded from the A's to the D-backs last December after a 12-14 season with a 4.16 ERA in 2011.

That came after Cahill seemed to establish himself as one of the top young pitchers in the game with an 18-8 record and 2.97 ERA in 2010.

Cahill is pumped for his first start for the D-backs, and manager Kirk Gibson hopes he can manage the excitement of pitching for a new team and in a new league.

"He gets pretty hyped up," Gibson said. "We talked about it and it's something we're going to have to work on. You wouldn't think that because he's a really laid-back guy."

Cahill knows it is something he must confront and deal with.

"I don't know for sure because this is my first start for a new team, but I would think so," he said when asked if he expects to be hyped up for his first start with the D-backs.

Cahill had a rough spring, going 0-3 with a 4.86 ERA in 16 2/3 innings.

Volquez wasn't bad in his Opening Day outing against the Dodgers, going five innings, giving up three hits and two earned runs while striking out seven, but was saddled with the loss.

Volquez cruised through the first three innings, but walked four batters in the fourth, including two with the bases loaded.

"I thought that Volquez threw the ball well in his start," Padres manager Bud Black said. "The walks ... I can't explain it. He just couldn't find the key pitch to get him through the fourth."

D-backs: Miley spotless in relief
• Wade Miley tossed four hitless innings Sunday, the second-longest hitless outing by a D-backs reliever in team history. Only Max Scherzer's 4 1/3-inning outing on April 28, 2008, against Houston was longer.

The D-backs made five errors Sunday, tying for second most in one game in club history. The other five-error games were May 21, 2011, against Minnesota and June 27, 2000, against Houston. The club record is six errors, set July 3, 2010, against the Dodgers.

Padres: Righty Moseley heads to DL
• A day after he made a start against the Dodgers, Dustin Moseley was placed on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder. The soreness he experienced in that start led to decreased velocity in the game, signaling to Moseley that he had something wrong with his shoulder. The Padres recalled left-handed reliever Josh Spence from Triple-A Tucson to take Moseley's spot on the roster.

Worth noting
• The Padres are 4-1 on Easter Sundays dating to 2006.

• The Padres reached base nine times Sunday via walk or hit-by-pitch and have reached base 24 times in the first four games via walk or hit-by-pitch and 24 times via hit.

• The D-backs announced a paid attendance of 108,112 fans at Chase Field for Opening Weekend, the most since the first weekend of the 2003 season (113,709).

The Friday attendance was 49,130, followed by 34,789 on Saturday and 24,193 on Sunday. Comments