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Jun 20, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) throws during the eighth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1 Friday, 7:10pm

Tyson Ross (4-7, 3.61 ERA) vs. Robbie Ray (2-2, 1.78 ERA)

Ross’ last start came against these very D-backs on June 20th. He had one of the best pitching performances of the year by any Padres pitcher, going the distance with his first complete game of the season while striking out nine. He historically has pitched well against Arizona. In 10 starts he has a 2.73 ERA. Ross looks to duplicate his last outing. He has had trouble putting consecutive quality starts together.

Ray had to face Ross on that night when Ross could do no wrong. The Padres have hit lefties well this season and that was the story during Ray’s last start. He went 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on six hits. This will be the second start of his career against San Diego.

Last week the Padres won 8-1 thanks to home runs by Derek Norris and Melvin Upton. Ray also surrendered three doubles to the Padres that night. The only Diamondback that really got to Ross was catcher Welington Castillo. He had an RBI double.

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