Cahill to start opener against Marlins

Cahill to start opener against Marlins

The Marlins continue their West Coast road swing with a trip to sunny San Diego, where they will meet the Padres for a weekend series beginning Friday, and will welcome back a valuable piece of their infield.

Miami reinstated shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria ahead of the series. Hechavarria had been on the disabled list since April 9 with a strained left oblique. Left-hander Adam Conley (1-1, 3.75 ERA) will get the start for Miami. Conley has only made one appearance in his career vs. San Diego, and it was a hitless two-inning stint of relief with one strikeout in 2015.

San Diego will turn to veteran right-hander Trevor Cahill (0-2, 4.76 ERA). Cahill is 3-2 with a 4.66 ERA in seven career appearances (six starts) vs. Miami. Cahill has upped his usage of breaking pitches this season -- perhaps part of the reason he's getting swings-and-misses at a 16.5 percent clip, which doubles his previous career rate.

Things to know about this game

• Giancarlo Stanton did it again Wednesday at Seattle, blasting a Felix Hernandez pitch a projected 445 feet into the seats. The ball came off Stanton's bat with a 114.1 mph exit velocity, giving Stanton 33 homers of at least 110 mph in the Statcast era, nine more than his closest challenger, Nelson Cruz.

• Padres first baseman Wil Myers homered in the first inning Thursday night, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. It's the longest such streak in the National League.

• The Marlins and Padres went 3-3 against each other in 2016. Both teams won two out of three on the road. The Marlins outscored the Padres, 29-22, in the six games.

Doug Miller is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.