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Tyson Ross hitless again as Padres beat Brewers 6-2

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Elian Herrera cannot catch a ball hit by San Diego Padres' Xavier Nady during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Friday, March 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Milwaukee Brewers' Elian Herrera cannot catch a ball hit by San Diego Padres' Xavier Nady during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Friday, March 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)  (The Associated Press)

  • Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Garza throws before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Milwaukee Brewers' Matt Garza throws before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)  (The Associated Press)

  • San Diego Padres' Tyson Ross throws before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    San Diego Padres' Tyson Ross throws before an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Friday, March 7, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)  (The Associated Press)

Tyson Ross pitched hitless ball for the second straight start, helping the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Friday.

Competing for the No. 3 spot in the San Diego rotation, Ross struck out three in three innings and walked two. He has thrown five hitless innings in two starts.

Milwaukee didn't get a hit until Elian Herrera tripled leading off the sixth on a drive that center fielder Rico Noel lost in the sun. Scooter Gennett followed two batters later with a two-run homer, just his second hit in 15 spring training at-bats.

Noel hit an inside-the-park home run in the fourth.

Ryan Braun went 0 for 2 with a walk after getting hits in seven of his first eight spring training at-bats.

Milwaukee starter Matt Garza gave up three runs — two earned — and six hits in three innings, giving up a leadoff homer to Alex Dickerson in San Diego. He had allowed four runs, four hits and two walks in one inning and Colorado last Sunday in his first start.