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Ross, Kemp lead Padres to 4-2 win over D-backs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tyson Ross overcame control problems to combine on a two-hitter and Matt Kemp hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly, lifting the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

Ross (5-7) allowed just two hits and struck out seven in six innings. But the right-hander tied his season high with five walks, including walking the bases loaded in the third that led to the Diamondbacks’ two runs.

Kemp’s fly in the sixth broke a 2-all tie. Cory Spangenberg scored just ahead of the throw by center fielder A.J. Pollock.

Ross combined with Brandon Maurer, Joaquin Benoit and Craig Kimbrel on the two-hitter. Kimbrel worked the ninth inning for his 19th save in 20 chances.

Kemp batted leadoff for the third straight game and had a double and picked up his 13th RBI in his last 19 games. Spangenberg had three singles, stole two bases and scored twice.

Ross walked all five batters in the first three innings, including the third when issued a leadoff walk, struck out two batters, then walked consecutive batters to load the bases for Paul Goldschmidt.

Goldschmidt grounded a 3-2 pitch into the center field to drive in two runs as Arizona took a 2-1 lead.

Ross, who increased his season walks total to a major league-high 48, won consecutive starts for the first time this season.

Robbie Ray (2-3) allowed three runs — two earned — on five hits in six innings.

Spangenberg led off the third with a single, was sacrificed to second, stole third base and scored when catcher Wellington Castillo’s throw went into left field.

Alonso had an RBI double in the first after Derek Norris reached on Goldschmidt’s fielding error.


Diamondbacks: RHP Archie Bradley (right shoulder tendinitis) will visit orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews to have his right shoulder examined after he complained of discomfort after his rehab start on Wednesday.

Padres: C Tim Federowicz, out since right knee surgery in March, is hoping to start a rehab next week.


Diamondbacks: Jeremy Hellickson (5-4) has gone 4-1 in his last seven starts.

Padres: RHP Andrew Cashner (2-9, 4.35 ERA) will look to avoid becoming the majors’ second 10-game loser. Cashner has allowed 62 runs in 89 innings — but only 43 earned runs.

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