The San Diego Padres are hoping the momentum they've gained on their current road trip will help them end a long history of struggles in Arizona and the Diamondbacks' recent dominance at home.
The Diamondbacks return from a rough trip looking to continue their success at Chase Field while trying to prevent the Padres from a third straight win Monday night.
After salvaging a four-game split in Houston, San Diego (30-50) took two of three at Colorado over the weekend to improve to 4-3 on a 10-game trip.
The Padres, who were 10-23 on the road before this trek, now head to Arizona, where the Diamondbacks (39-39) have won four in a row and 12 of 14.
Though San Diego snapped a seven-game skid at Arizona with a 7-6 win Sept. 11, the Diamondbacks' .686 home winning percentage against the Padres - an 83-38 record all-time - is their best versus any NL opponent. The Padres also dropped four of six at home to begin the 2012 season series.
Two of those defeats came in games started by Ariz...