Series Preview, pt. 1: Padres Play Home and Away Series With A’s

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Jun 10, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) delivers a pitch to an Atlanta Braves batter in the first inning of their game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Monday, 7:10pm

Tyson Ross (3-6, 3.81 ERA) vs. Jesse Hahn (3-5, 3.84 ERA)

The first game of this series provides an intriguing matchup of both starting pitchers facing the team with whom they broke into the major leagues.

Ross was part of the Oakland A’s organization from when he was drafted in 2008 out of Cal-Berkley until November 2012. He appeared in 53 games with Oakland and 21 as a starter. He went 6-13 with a 5.33 ERA. This season has been one of ups and downs for Ross. He has allowed at least two runs in each of his first 13 starts this season.

This will be the first time Ross pitches against the team that drafted him. He has a career 3.36 ERA in 11 interleague starts.

Hahn made his major league debut as a Padre last season and was one of the best rookie pitchers in the National League. He went 7-4 with a 3.07 ERA and 70 strikeouts and 73 innings. He pitched well at Petco Park, with a 2.93 career ERA in 7 games.

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