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Padres 3, Reds 0: Tyson Ross Finishes Sweep With A Gem

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In Tyson Ross's season and a half with the Padres, he's proven himself to be a reliable middle of the rotation starter. You know, he's the guy that keeps you in the game, but never quite dominates the opposition. Until today, that is. In the first complete game of his career, Ross shut out the Reds, allowing just three hits while striking out nine. Almost as impressive were the three runs of backup the offense gave him, as Reds' starter Johnny Cueto has been among the best in baseball. Cueto held a 1.88 ERA and 0.836 WHIP prior to today's start. Undaunted, the Friars touched him for 7 hits and 3 walks in 7 innings.

The game's only runs came in the bottom of the first. With one out, Chris Denorfia and Chase Headley hit back to back singles. Tommy Medica, the only position player who didn't get a hit today, drew a walk to load the bases. Will Venable flew out to shallow right field, so it was going to take a hit to get a run home. Rene Rivera stepped to the plate and hit a bloop single to center. Since the runners were going on contact, it ended up being a bases clearing bloop single. With the scoring done, it was all on Tyson, who cruised through the rest of the 2 hour and 20 minute game.

With their first sweep of the season in hand and the bullpen extremely well rested, the Padres will take on the Giants Friday afternoon. Eric Stults will throw the first pitch at 3:40 PM.

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