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Game 56 Preview: 06/05 Padres @ Reds

San Diego attempts to get back to .500 in the series opener in Cincinnati.

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The Padres ended their homestand with a strong victory over the Mets to secure the series win. Following yesterday's off day, they'll begin a week-long road trip with a three-game set at Great American Ballpark.

Starting off the series on the mound will be Tyson Ross, who will make his 12th start of the season. Ross is undefeated (3-0) in four career starts against Cincinnati. Two of those starts - both winning decisions - came last year. During his successful 2014 campaign, the right-hander had two of his best outings against the Reds. He allowed just one run while striking out 17 batters through 16 combined innings. Coming into this game, Ross' strikeout rate has gotten even better since last season - his 9.88 strikeouts-per-nine-innings is a career-best. That hasn't helped him in the win column, however. Ross is 2-5 with a 3.76 ERA in his first 11 starts this year.

Opposing Ross will be rookie right-hander Raisel Iglesias, who has just six major league appearances (four starts) under his belt. His most recent outing, a start against the Nationals, was his weakest. Despite a season-high eight strikeouts, he gave up five earned runs on nine hits (including his first career home run allowed) through 5 2/3 innings. In his three starts prior, he had only given up a combined six earned runs. Jon Moscot. He is making his major league debut against the Padres as a replacement starter for Rasiel Iglesias, who was just put on the DL with a strained left oblique. Moscot was 7-1 with a 3.15 ERA for the Reds' AAA club.

Game time: 4:10 pm PT
TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego
Radio: The Mighty 1090, XEMO 860

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