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Ross goes the distance as Padres down D-backs

Jun 21, 2015 - 5:21 AM Phoenix, AZ ( - Tyson Ross was superb on Saturday night to help the San Diego Padres to an 8-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second of three at Chase Field.

Ross (4-7) fired his third career complete game, striking out nine and allowing four hits. He also provided an RBI triple in the ninth.

"That was a beautiful outing," Padres manager Pat Murphy said of Ross.

Derek Norris and Melvin Upton Jr. homered to back Ross, while Clint Barmes had two RBI with two runs scored for San Diego, which had lost five of its last six coming in.

Robbie Ray (2-2) took the loss despite striking out a career-high seven. Ray was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

"He pitched OK. He pitched fine," D-backs manager Chip Hale said of Ray. "I thought he threw the ball very well. It's a step in the right direction."

San Diego opened the scoring with a run in the second. Matt Kemp doubled to begin the inning, then moved to third on Will Middlebrooks' groundout. Barmes, who went 3-for-4, drove Kemp in with a single to center for a 1-0 lead.

Norris slugged his ninth homer of the season in the third inning to make it 2-0.

The Padres tacked on two more in the sixth on Barmes' RBI double that plated Kemp. Barmes later scored on a wild pitch by David Hernandez.

That proved to be plenty for Ross, who allowed just one hit through six innings.

"(Ross) was attacking. He was going right at them," Murphy added. "It was a great team effort."

Arizona broke through in the seventh as Chris Owings hit a two-out triple and he trotted home on Welington Castillo's double off the wall in right. Ross got out of the inning on a groundout by Cliff Pennington.

Barmes doubled to left to begin the ninth and he scored on Alexi Amarista's triple to left center. Ross plated Amarista with a triple to center and Upton followed with his first homer in a Padre uniform to make it a seven-run cushion.

Game Notes

Ross entered the game with a 2-3 record and 3.05 ERA in nine career starts against the D-backs ... Arizona made a trade during the game, shipping its No. 5 prospect, 19-year-old right-hander Touki Toussaint, and veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo to Atlanta in exchange for infielder Phil Gosselin.