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Monday, August 26th (All times Eastern)

San Diego Padres (59-71) at Arizona Diamondbacks (66-63), 9:40 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Tyson Ross (3-6, 2.85) Arizona - Brandon McCarthy (2-8, 5.44)

(Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres, coming off a 15-inning game on Sunday, head to Chase Field to begin a three-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

San Diego claimed a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Nick Hundley's walk- off single in the 15th inning, ending a five-hour, 13-minute ballgame. Neither team scored through 12 innings, and after the Cubs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 13th, San Diego answered with two runs in the bottom of the frame to extend the game and set up Hundley's heroics.

"Any time you go long like that, it adds a little more pressure to win," Hundley said. "Losing games like this takes a little more out of you, and winning games like this gives you a little bit more momentum."

The Padres boarded a later flight on Sunday as they now get set to kick off a six-game road trip against an Arizona club that is clinging to postseason hopes.

The Diamondbacks trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 9 1/2 games in the National League Central, and they currently sit seven games back of a wild card spot. Things have not gone so well of late, however, as they have lost four of their last five contests.

On Sunday, they were dealt a 9-5 loss in Philadelphia against Roy Halladay and the Phillies. Halladay was making his first start since May (shoulder) and limited Arizona's lineup to two runs on four hits over six innings. D'backs starter Patrick Corbin was tagged for four runs in the first inning to dig his team an early hole after Saturday's 18-inning victory that stretched into the early morning hours.

Arizona will turn to struggling right-hander Brandon McCarthy to start Monday's series opener. McCarthy has gone 0-5 with an 8.59 ERA over his last five starts and gave up seven runs in just 2 1/3 innings against Cincinnati his last time out.

Another short outing would put added pressure on an already taxed bullpen that pitched a total of 40 innings during the team's 4-6 road trip that concluded on Sunday.

"It was a bad trip," manager Kirk Gibson said after Sunday's loss. "We have a big game (Monday). We have to try to get some rest tonight and play a good game."

For San Diego, Tyson Ross is also looking to rebound from a tough outing. He was charged with four runs in 6 1/3 innings against Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Manager Bud Black is hoping Ross can pitch at least six frames again after he was forced to use six relievers in Sunday's marathon win.

San Diego leads the season series with Arizona, 8-4.

08/26 11:03:48 ET

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Saturday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Toronto

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CBB: Duke vs. UConn

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 620am

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Friday at 6:30 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
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NCCU 44
BASC 15
 
2nd
CHA 42
PHO 28
 
1st
NCSU 34
TENN 27
 
2nd
CLE 36
ATL 26
 
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CHA 42
PHO 28
 
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LANG 65
 
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Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
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MSST 25
ARKST 31
 
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NCCU 44
BASC 15
 
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GMAS 36
CATAWBA 29
 
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WOFF 20
CSOU 23
 
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HIGH 34
FERR 15
 
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JVU 26
GWEBB 35
 
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ILL 27
HAMP 19
 
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BST 14
JMU 17
 
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YOUNG 32
KNST 34
 
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UMO 28
LONG 17
 
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PITT 22
MAN 18
 
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OSU 37
NCAT 20
 
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FSU 22
UNF 20
 
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TOL 29
RMU 21
 
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CAMP 25
SIUE 25
 
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DUQ 19
RFLSH 30
 
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NCSU 34
TENN 27
 
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UCF 11
DET 7
 
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UNCW 5
LIB 0
 
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