TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Tyson Ross pitched two scoreless innings for the San Diego Padres in a 9-5 spring loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

Ross walked one and surrendered an infield hit to Nolan Arenado, but faced only six batters thanks to a caught stealing and a double play.

Manager Andy Green wasted no time in choosing Ross over James Shields to start on opening day against the Los Angeles Dodgers, making the announcement Feb. 19.

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