Tyson Ross is using the final month of the season to show the San Diego Padres what he can do.
The right-hander struck out a career-high 10 in five innings of a 2-1 loss to Los Angeles on Sunday that gave the Dodgers their first sweep of the Padres this season.
San Diego was limited to its fewest hits in the three-game series after getting 11 on Friday and 10 on Saturday. The Padres lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Ross allowed one run and five hits while walking one in the no-decision. He is 3-2 on the road with a 2.24 ERA in eight starts.
''This season has been big for me,'' he said. ''I feel like I've taken some big strides and figured some things out on the mound. I'm just trying to learn every time out, take something away from every outing and improve in the next one and carry it into next season.''
Ross is in his second stint with the Padres after being recalled from Triple-A Tucson on July 23. The 26-year-old pitcher joined the team last November in a four-play t...