Matt Szczur, 28, an outfielder with the San Diego Padres, is a 2007 Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate from Lower Township. He earned a World Series title ring with the 2016 Cubs.

Wednesday: The Padres were off.

Thursday: Went 0 for 1 in a 5-4 loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh. He entered the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning and popped out to short.

Friday: The Padres will face the Pirates in a 7:05 p.m. start. Ivan Nova (2-3, 5.01 ERA) starts for Pittsburgh. Szczur is 1 for 2 against him in his career.

Stats: Szczur is hitting .250 (11 for 44) with one home run, eight runs scored, four RBIs and two stolen bases in 32 games. ... The Padres are 17-28.

— Press staff reports

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