Velasquez (3-9) took the loss during Thursday's 8-3 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in 4.2 innings.

All four runs Velasquez surrendered came on solo homers in two back-to-back sets, a pair in the first inning and another two in the fourth. The 29-year-old has always shown strikeout upside -- he had seven Thursday -- but has now permitted multiple runs in each of his four appearances with San Diego that total only 12.2 innings.

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