Padres pitcher Tyson Ross named to NL All-Star team

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Milwaukee.  

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SAN DIEGO, CA. – San Diego Padres right-handed pitcher Tyson Ross has been selected to the 2014 National League All-Star team.  Major League Baseball’s 2014 All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minnesota.

Ross, 27, will be making his first career trip to the All-Star Game in what is his fifth Major League season. The right-hander is the 10th starting pitcher in club history to be named an All-Star, the 12th time overall a Padres starting pitcher has been selected to the team, joining Jake Peavy (2005 and 2007), Chris Young (2007), Andy Ashby (1999), Kevin Brown (1998), Andy Benes (1993), LaMarr Hoyt (1985), Dave Dravecky (1983), Gaylord Perry (1979) and Randy Jones (1975-76). Overall, Ross is the 16th different pitcher in Padres history to be selected to the National League All-Star team, the 27th time overall a pitcher has been selected and the first since Padres closer Huston Street represented the club in 2012.

So far this season Ross has pitched to a 7-8 record with a 2.93 ERA (38 ER, 116.2 IP) with 111 strikeouts against 42 walks and a .228 (98-for-429) opponent batting average. Among qualifying National Leaguers he is tied for sixth in innings pitched, ranks seventh in strikeouts and has held opponents to the ninth-lowest batting average (1 inning/Team G). Entering play today, Ross has nine starts this season with 6.0-or-more innings pitched and one or fewer earned runs allowed, tied for the second-most such starts in the Majors. Additionally, he leads all qualifying Padres this year in wins, ERA, innings pitched and opponent batting average and ranks second in strikeouts.   

The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15. The 85th All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports, in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS, and worldwide by partners in more than 200 countries via MLB International’s independent feed.