Ross (6-7) struck out six on three hits and two walks to pick up the win, as the Padres beat the Rangers for the second straight night to take the series as they head into the All-Star break.
Yangervis Solarte’s two-run go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth on Saturday lifted the Padres to a 6-5 come-from-behind win, snapping a season-high seven game losing streak.
“They reached down a little deeper the last couple of days, made things happen, stayed resilient and believed,” said interim manager Pat Murphy on Fox Sports San Diego after Sunday’s game. “That’s the difference. Even in some of the losses they had the right attitude and right demeanor.”
Craig Kimbrel threw 1 1/3 innings to pick up his 22nd save of the season, although he did allow a run in the bottom of the ninth.
It was just the seventh time in Kimbrel’s career that he collected a four-out save.
Jedd Gyorko drove in Justin Upton with an RBI single in the seventh to provide the deciding run.
The Padres enter the All-Star break 41-49, 9 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West, and are 7 1/2 games out of the Wild Card.
Justin Upton will be the lone representative for the Padres in the All-Star game on July 14 in Cincinnati.
The Padres resume play on July 17 at home against the Colorado Rockies at 7:10 p.m.
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