Jul 2, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Tyson Ross shuts out Reds for the San Diego Padres first sweep of the season


San Diego, CA- Tyson Ross was absolutely masterful today as he pitched his first career complete game shutout, as the San Diego Padres defeat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 for fourth straight win and their first sweep of the season. The Padres before today hadn’t swept a series since September 8th of last season against the Colorado Rockies.

Last month in his five starts the Padres were only able to score one run for Tyson Ross, as he lost four of his five starts despite his excellent pitching.

Today the Padres were able to finally give Tyson Ross some run support, as they scored three runs in the bottom of the 1st on a three run single by Rene Rivera with the bases loaded to give the Padres a 3-0 lead. The Padres had a little bit of luck as well, as Rivera’s single to center bounced off the the glove of  Billy Hamilton to allow the three runs to score.

That’s all the Padres would get off Reds ace Johnny Cueto, as he shutout the Padres in his remaining six innings of work. Entering the game Cueto had the lowest ERA in the majors at 1.88, yet the Padres despite the struggles of their offense this season the Padres have done well against the best pitchers in baseball.

Tyson Ross dominated on the mound and improved to (7-8) on the season, after allowing no runs on three hits and nine strikeouts in 9 innings of work.

The Padres are off tomorrow and begin a three-game series against San Francisco Giants on Friday.

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