The Arizona Diamondbacks head to San Diego for a four-game set with the Padres. Stay with this page for pitching matchups, scoring updates and more. 

Thursday’s game

Diamondbacks at Padres

When: 7:10 p.m.

Where: Petco Park, San Diego.

Pitchers: Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz (5-2, 2.67) vs. Padres RHP Jacob Nix (1-0, 0.00).

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

Buchholz threw well on Friday in Cincinnati, giving up three runs (two earned) in seven innings, but a throwing error helped the Reds tack onto their lead in a game they’d win 3-0. … In 11 starts this season for the Diamondbacks, Buchholz has given up more than three runs only once. He’s registered six quality starts. … He has been particularly effective on the road, where he has a 2.18 ERA in seven starts. … Nix made his major league debut last week against the Phillies, tossing six scoreless innings with two walks and four strikeouts. … Nix was caught up in the saga involved unsigned No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken in 2014. When the Astros chose not to sign Aiken, they had to back out of a deal with Nix, who re-entered the draft a year later and was taken by the Padres in the third round. … Nix has a fastball that sits around 94 mph. He also throws a change-up curveball.

Coming up

Friday: At San Diego, 7:10 p.m., Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (3-2, 4.83) vs. Padres LHP Joey Lucchesi (6-6, 3.45).

Saturday: At San Diego, 5:40 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Godley (13-6, 4.20) vs. Padres LHP Clayton Richard (7-10, 4.98).

Sunday: At San Diego, 1:10 p.m., Diamondbacks RHP Zack Greinke (12-8, 3.00) vs. Padres RHP Brett Kennedy (0-1, 13.50).

Up next: San Diego Padres

Padres update: The Padres entered their series finale against the Angels on Wednesday night looking to avoid a three-game sweep, although they haven’t been playing too badly since the Diamondbacks saw them last. This month, they’ve split a four-game set with the Cubs and taken two of three from both the Brewers and Phillies. OF/1B Wil Myers has played the past two games at third base, his first two starts at the position in his career. He has no errors and nine assists so far. C Austin Hedges (.303, five homers) and SS Freddy Galvis (.287, six homers) have swung the bat well since the All-Star break. 1B Eric Hosmer continues to show little in the way of power. He is slugging just .387 after posting a career-best .498 mark last year in his final season with the Royals. The Padres have been giving opportunities to young pitchers in their rotation, with RHP Brett Kennedy and RHP Jacob Nix having made their major league debuts in recent days.