Finally, there was good news all around for the Padres Monday.

--Edinson Volquez was named the Padres’ Opening Day starting pitcher in New York next Monday with Clayton Richard scheduled to pitch the home opener at Petco Park on April 9.

--Left fielder Carlos Quentin and infielder Logan Forsythe are both scheduled to play in Tuesday’s major league exhibition against the Giants in Scottsdale.

--And starter Jason Marquis and relievers Huston Street and Tim Stauffer combined on a seven-hitter and Jesus Guzman hit a two-run homer as the Padres defeated Texas 3-1.

Starting from the top:

Volquez will be the Padres’ Opening Day starter for a second straight season.

“It means something big to me to pitch on Opening Day,” said Volquez, who will be making his third Opening Day start. “There’s a lot of emotions on Opening Day. I can handle it, but I’m a human being . . . it gets exciting . . . I hope I pitch into the second inning.”

Volquez said his preparation for the 2013 season was boosted by playing in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic, which won the third international tournament with a perfect 8-0 record. Volquez started the first game in all three rounds.

“The WBC was like the World Series,” said Volquez. “There was some pressure . . . a lot of tension.”