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Jun 26, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (23) hits an RBI double during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Game 3 Sunday, 12:05pm

Tyson Ross (5-7, 3.56 ERA) vs. Yovani Gallardo (7-7, 2.67 ERA)

Ross has struggled with walks this season. Before his rain-shortened, two-inning start earlier this week, he had issued five walks in consecutive starts. Due to him pitching two-plus seasons in the AL West with the Oakland A’s, he has some experience pitching in Globe Life Park. So far it has not been a good experience as he is 1-2 with an 8.59 ERA in 3 games.

Gallardo has spent the majority of his 9 years in the league with the Brewers. He is having a good first season in Texas. He allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in his last start against the D-backs. He is 4-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 starts against the Padres.

Offensive Player to Watch: Yonder Alonso

Since coming off of the disabled list, Alonso has been one of the more consistent hitters in the Padres lineup. He hit .290 in June but has stumbled out of the gate in July. Facing Gallardo might help as Alonso is .389 lifetime against him with a home run and four RBI.

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