SAN DIEGO - It was another strong start for San Diego Padres pitcher Tyson Ross against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night at Petco Park, but again, the friars end the game with nothing to show for it as they fall 2-1.
Ross kept the Diamondbacks off the scoreboard early, striking out Paul Goldschmidt, but he is getting less run support than any other pitcher in the National League.
Ross allowed just three hits and one run in eight innings -- that came on Goldschmidt's 36th home run of the season in the sixth. Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 14 games and increased his league-leading RBI total to 124.
The Padres would tie it in the eighth, with Rey Fuentes racing home on a wild pitch. But in the 12th, Didi Gregorius ripped a triple off Luke Gregerson to score fellow rookie Chris Owings, who doubled with one out, as Arizona evened the series with a 2-1 win.
Josh Collmenter (5-4) pitched a perfect inning and Brad Ziegler got three outs for his 12th save.
The Diamondbacks set a major league record for most extra innings played in a season with 79. Arizona, which is 17-7 in extra-inning games, broke the record of 76 set by the 1969 Minnesota Twins.
But what some are calling the cool play of the game, came as a Padres fan snagged a foul ball in the stands and then generously handed it to a child sitting near him. The child proceeded to try and take a bite of the ball -- perhaps to see if it was real.
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