Padres' Ross outduels Corbin
Phoenix, AZ – Tyson Ross tossed eight scoreless innings and Carlos Quentin's first-inning RBI single was the difference, as the San Diego Padres blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks, 1-0, in the rubber match of a three- game set at Chase Field.
In the best outing of his young career, Ross (2-4) scattered just three hits and walked one while fanning seven. After not earning a win in his first three starts, Ross has won two straight.
"An outstanding pitching performance," said Padres manager Bud Black of Ross. "Consistent arm slot, consistent release point, consistent finish. I thought today was a steady diet of very good pitches."
Huston Street pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to secure the series and collect his 19th save of the season.
Chase Headley had a triple and scored the lone run for the Padres, winners in five of their last seven contests.
It isn't very often Patrick Corbin (12-2) gets outpitched but that was the case on Sunday. He threw eight solid innings, allowing just the one run on six hits while striking out eight in his first home loss this year.
"He made it difficult for all of us out there," said Corbin about Ross' performance. "He's capable of doing that every time."
Headley tripled with two outs in the first and the Padres managed a quick run on an RBI single to left from Quentin for all the support Ross required.
Arizona had two quality chances to put runs on the board.
The Diamondbacks wasted a leadoff triple from Cliff Pennington in the third. Corbin's flyout wasn't deep enough, while Adam Eaton grounded out and Aaron Hill struck out.
A.J. Pollock reached second in the fifth, but Ross struck out Pennington and Corbin to escape the inning unscathed.
Prior to the game, Arizona recalled pitcher Chaz Roe from Triple-A Reno ... Headley has reached base in 22 consecutive games ... Padres are 8-4 against the D'backs this season ... Corbin has allowed one run or less in four straight starts.