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Padres go for the sweep behind Ross

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Denis Poroy

For the second time in a row, our Padres find themselves on the verge of a sweep. This afternoon they will wrap up the series against the Braves, and they'll look to their All Star to lead them to victory.

Tyson Ross had a fantastic July, going 4-2 with a 1.10 ERA through six starts, the second best mark in the National League over that span. He comes into today's matchup having won three straight starts (a career best) and he looks to extend that streak even further in his first career start against Atlanta. He struggled with his control a bit his last time out, issuing five walks in his first three innings against the Cardinals. But he did eventually settle down, allowing only one run and earning himself the win.

For the finale the Braves will counter with former Friar Aaron Harang, who also had some trouble in his latest outing. He surrendered four runs on nine hits in a six-inning effort against the Dodgers last Tuesday. But other than that, Harang has been a pleasant surprise for Atlanta. This season he's allowed two runs or fewer in 14 of his 22 starts, going 9-6 overall with a 3.43 ERA. The 36-year-old has gone seven straight starts without a loss, and facing the Padres may be exactly what he needs to bounce back from his shaky appearance against the Dodgers. In his last five starts against his former team, Harang is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA.

Catch the finale this afternoon at 1:10 PT and cheer on our boys to a sweep.