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Brandon Morrow

Ross strong, but Padres lose 4-2 to Phillies

Tyson Ross was solid. Too bad his Padres teammates were so-so on Saturday night. San Diego lost its fifth straight game, falling to the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2. Ross (8-9) struggled early, then settled in late. He retired the final 14 batters before being lifted after seven innings. Ross, who owns a 5-2 record over his last 10 starts, was charged with three runs and five hits. He walked one and struck out eight. Adam Morgan held down the Padres over six innings and Odubel Herrera had two hits and two RBIs to lead Philadelphia. The Phillies picked up their 15th win in 20 games since the All-Star break, the best record in the majors. With the Marlins' loss to the Braves,...