The Arizona Diamondbacks, in the thick of the National League West race, host the last-place San Diego Padres. Come back for updates for this two-game series.


Tuesday’s game

Padres at Diamondbacks

When: 6:40 p.m.

Where: Chase Field (roof hotline: 602-462-6262).

Pitchers: Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (4-2, 4.55) vs. Padres LHP Joey Lucchesi (7-7, 3.59).

TV/Radio: FSAZ/KMVP-FM (98.7), KHOV-FM (105.1).

Ray allowed just one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in a winning effort on Thursday against the Dodgers, securing a 3-1 win for the Diamondbacks in the lone victory for the club in the four-game series in Los Angeles. … Ray has allowed just one run in each of his past two starts and has logged 16 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings pitched over that span. … Ray last faced the Padres on Aug. 17 and allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings en route to a 9-4 victory for Arizona. … Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is 3 for 6 (.500) with two home runs against Ray in his career. … Lucchesi is coming off a winning effort last week in which he fanned nine hitters over 6 2/3 innings against the Mariners. … Lucchesi has faced the Diamondbacks four times this season, allowing 16 runs over 18 2/3 innings. … Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is 7 for 9 (.778) with two home runs and a double against him this season; shortstop Nick Ahmed has also taken him deep twice.

Coming up

Wednesday: Off.

Thursday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (13-9, 2.97) vs. Braves RHP Kevin Gausman (9-9, 3.78).

Friday: At Chase Field, 6:40 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Patrick Corbin (10-5, 3.06) vs. Braves RHP Julio Teheran (9-7, 4.05).

Saturday: At Chase Field, 5:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz (7-2, 2.05) vs. Braves RHP Touki Toussaint (1-1, 3.38).