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Astros 4, Padres 1: Houston launches rockets in rubber match

Two bombs handed Tyson Ross an L.

MLB: San Diego Padres at Houston Astros
That feeling when you’re two and eight.
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Ten games into the season, and the Padres are still searching for a series win. Charlie Morton held the San Diego offense to just one unearned run on four hits in six innings, while Tyson Ross got tagged by two homers for four runs. Adam Cimber took over for two innings of scoreless ball, but the bats were nowhere to be found.

Tyson lost the game in the fifth. Josh Reddick and Marwin Gonzalez led off the inning with a pair of singles. One out later, Tyson fell behind 2-1 against Max Stassi. After his first three sliders didn’t work out, he threw another. Stassi saw a pitch hung right out over the center of the plate and he destroyed it.

The Friars got one run gifted back in the sixth. After Christian Villanueva led off with a ground out, Chase Headley took one for the team. Hunter Renfroe made it to first on an error by Alex Bregman, and Freddy Galvis took a walk to load the bases. But the best Austin Hedges could do with the situation was an RBI ground out to score a lone run. And Reddick took Ross deep in the bottom half of the inning, so it didn’t amount to much.

The Friars will search for their third win in Colorado tomorrow night. Clayton Richard will take on Jon Gray at 5:40 PM.