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 sta...