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LOS ANGELES -- Six years after representing the Colorado Rockies in the All-Star Futures game, left-hander Christian Friedrich continues his campaign to rebuild his career when his San Diego Padres face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.Friedrichs opponent, right-hander Kenta Maeda, seeks to resurrect his own season after a brilliant April following a stellar career in Japan.Friedrich -- who turned 29 on Friday -- threw only three pitches and retired the only batter he faced for the United States in a 9-1 victory over the World at Angel Stadium. Merely making that team, however, reflected Friedrichs potential as a major leaguer.However, he never gained a foothold with the Rockies. In 2012, Friedrich went 5-8 as a rookie starter before a stress fracture in his lower back ended his season and limited him to just four appearances in 2013. The Rockies tried making Friedrich a reliever but he went 0-8 the past two years.The Los Angeles Angels claimed Friedrich on waivers in February but sent him back to the Rockies, who released him. The Padres signed the left-hander as a free agent in March. Since entering the rotation May 13, Friedrich started 3-1 but has lost three of his past four decisions.Nevertheless, Friedrich showed flashes of his potential June 23, when he used his slider to retire the first nine batters in a start against the Baltimore Orioles before suffering a 12-6 loss.I think its always been one of my better pitches, especially as an out pitch, Friedrich told MLB.com. But when were mixing and matching all of the other pitches, it definitely makes it a little bit better.Maeda, meanwhile, seeks just his fifth victory since beginning his major league career with four quality starts in his first four appearances. During that stretch, Maeda compiled a 3-0 record while allowing just one earned run in 25 1/3 innings.Since then, however, Maeda lost his next three decisions before winning three of his ensuing four. In his last start Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles, the 28-year-old rookie allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks in four innings to take his second defeat in his previous three decisions.When he has had good outings and gone deeper, obviously, the mix is good, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told the Los Angeles Daily News after that 4-1 loss. But youve got to make major league hitters respect your fastball, and that you can locate it. For a major league starter to get three times through an order, you have to make batters respect different pitches. If they can lock in on a certain pitch, it just makes it that much tougher.Hitters have been able to decipher Maeda once they survive the early innings. Entering Sundays game, opponents were batting .191 before Maeda reaches 75 pitches but .351 afterward.I think simply put its a control issue, he told the Daily News through an interpreter. For me, I think its more of an execution issue, more about command and control which I definitely didnt have today.Another disturbing trend: Maeda has lasted seven innings just once, on April 17 in a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.After 75 pitches, third time through, the breaking ball has to be especially sharp, Roberts told the Daily News. If its not, theres damage to be had.In Japan, Maeda was the one doing damage. During his eight-year career with the Hiroshima Carp in Japans Central League, the right-hander won 15 games three times and compiled earned-run averages ranging between 2.60 and 1.53 in the past six years.Last season, Maeda led Japans Central League with 15 wins, compiled a 2.09 ERA and held opponents to a .222 average. Maedas performance earned him the Sawamura Award as the best pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball for the second time.The Dodgers signed Maeda to an eight-year contract worth $25 million in January after declining to re-sign right-hander Zack Greinke or to pursue two other highly regarded free-agent starters, right-handers Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija -- who helped the San Francisco Giants compile baseballs best record. Youth Kemoko Turay Jersey . Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Mueller extended Bayerns unbeaten run to a record 37 matches. "This record is incredible," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola said. Youth Tyquan Lewis Jersey . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. http://www.wholesalecoltsjerseys.com/?tag=youth-daurice-fountain-jersey .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. Colts Jerseys China . 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We showed the players were dedicated and they wanted to pay the price and they wanted to be better than our previous game.Ottawa was without Turris for much of the third as he sat in the penalty box after being handed a 10-minute misconduct at 19:40 of the second. Marc-Edouard Vlasic got tangled up with captain Erik Karlsson and appeared to spear him late in the second period. Turris went after Vlasic and ended up with a minor penalty for instigating, a major for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct.Im down in the corner battling and I lose my stick and the play is gone and Im reaching for it and he tries to pitchfork me in the face and Im lucky that Im looking down, Karlsson said. As ffar as Im concerned thats a dangerous play.dddddddddddd Its intentional and Ive got to give it to Turris for sticking up for me.Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said he had no update on Couture.Its the way it is sometimes, emotions get high, Sharks forward Joe Thornton said. Hopefully, (Couture) is OK. I havent seen him yet. Its an emotional game, what can I say.Patrick Marleau appeared to score on the power play, but the goal was challenged and upon review was ruled offside. The Sharks were 0 for 7 on the power play.Phaneuf gave the Senators the lead with a power-play goal with 3:46 to go, and Tierney beat Condon with a wrist shot to tie it with 2:28 left.Game notes The Senators recognized Chris Neil before the game for playing 1,000 NHL games. Neil is the third player in Senators franchise history to reach the milestone. It was an emotional night for me, admitted Neil. (The team) were all behind me doing their hardest to get the two points. ... San Jose RW Joonas Donskoi, D Mirco Mueller and D Dylan Demelo were healthy scratches.UP NEXTSharks: At Montreal on Friday night in the third game of the Canadian swing. They will finish the four-game trip Sunday at Chicago.Senators: Host New Jersey on Saturday night. 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