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    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Clayton Richard pitched six shutout innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night.

    Chase Headley and Jesus Guzman hit back-to-back homers off Kansas City left-hander Jonathan Sanchez with two out in the third inning.

    Richard allowed just three singles while striking out five and walking none.

    "It's going to be hard to repeat that effort consistently," Padres catcher Nick Hundley said. "But if he can come anywhere close to that, he's going to have a big year. If he has a big year, we'll have a big year."

    One that Richard is eager to get started.

    "With the progress I made late in spring it's time to get ready to start producing," he said. "I'm definitely ready for the regular season to begin."

    Brayan Pena homered for Kansas City in the seventh inning.

    Sanchez allowed two runs and four hits in three innings.

    Richard had allowed 14 earned runs in 14 innings over his four previous spring starts.

    "That's a great ending to the spring for him," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He struggled a lot but has come on a lot at the end."

    Notes: The Padres optioned RHP Brad Brach and INF Everth Cabrera to Triple-A Tucson. They also added of Jeremy Hermida to the 40-man roster, making room by placing LHP Jose De Paula on the restricted list while he's resolving visa issues in the Dominican Republic. They also placed Mark Kotsay (mild right calf strain) on the 15-day disabled list.

     
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    Kansas City Royals
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alex Gordon, LF4010011 .377
    Alcides Escobar, SS4000022 .328
    Eric Hosmer, 1B-RF4010012 .407
    Jeff Francoeur, RF-CF4010011 .247
    Lorenzo Cain, CF3000011 .377
        Greg Holland, P0000000 .000
        Jonathan Broxton, P0000000 .000
       a- Mitch Maier, PH1000000 .255
    Mike Moustakas, 3B4000023 .247
    Humberto Quintero, C2000001 .217
       b- Brayan Pena, PH-C1111000 .333
    Chris Getz, 2B3000020 .208
    Jonathan Sanchez, P1000010 .000
        Jose Mijares, P0000000 .000
       c- Jamie Romak, PH1000000 .571
        Kelvin Herrera, P0000000 .000
        Aaron Crow, P0000000 .000
        Billy Butler, 1B1010000 .397
    Totals33151011  
    a-flied out for Broxton in the 9th
    b-homered for Quintero in the 7th
    c-grounded out for Mijares in the 5th
    Batting
    HR - Brayan Pena (1, Thatcher)
    RBI - Brayan Pena (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Brayan Pena (1)
    SB - Lorenzo Cain (5, 3rd base off Richard/Hundley)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Alex Gordon 1
    DP - Crow-Escobar-Hosmer
    E - Humberto Quintero (3, Throwing)
    Kansas City Royals
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jonathan Sanchez (L,0-2) 3422152 8.74
    Jose Mijares 1100010 0.82
    Kelvin Herrera 1100030 1.38
    Aaron Crow 1100000 3.75
    Greg Holland 1100010 3.86
    Jonathan Broxton 1000020 1.13
    Pitches-Strikes - Jonathan Sanchez 59-39, Jose Mijares 9-6, Kelvin Herrera 27-17, Aaron Crow 9-5, Greg Holland 12-9, Jonathan Broxton 11-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathan Sanchez 1-3, Aaron Crow 2-0, Greg Holland 1-1
    Batters Faced - Jonathan Sanchez 14, Jose Mijares 3, Kelvin Herrera 4, Aaron Crow 3, Greg Holland 4, Jonathan Broxton 3
    San Diego Padres
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Cameron Maybin, CF3000121 .159
        Andrew Cashner, P0000000 .000
        Huston Street, P0000000 .000
    Chris Denorfia, RF2000001 .333
       a- Will Venable, PH-RF2010010 .344
    Chase Headley, 3B3111022 .234
        Kyle Blanks, 1B1000000 .324
    Jesus Guzman, LF3111011 .297
        Andy Parrino, 3B1000010 .212
    Nick Hundley, C3020010 .432
        John Baker, C0000000 .220
    Yonder Alonso, 1B3010002 .320
        Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
        Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
        Cory Spangenberg, 2B0000000 .000
    Orlando Hudson, 2B3010001 .172
        Everth Cabrera, PR-SS0000000 .210
    Jason Bartlett, SS3010021 .267
        Rico Noel, CF0000000 .000
    Clayton Richard, P2000022 .400
        Jeremy Hermida, LF1000001 .313
    Totals30282112  
    a-singled for Denorfia in the 5th
    Batting
    HR - Chase Headley (4, Sanchez), Jesus Guzman (6, Sanchez)
    RBI - Chase Headley (9), Jesus Guzman (14)
    2-OUT RBI - Chase Headley (1), Jesus Guzman (3)
    SB - Will Venable (8, 3rd base off Herrera/Quintero)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    PB - Nick Hundley (3)
    E - Jason Bartlett (3, Throwing)
    San Diego Padres
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Clayton Richard (W,1-1) 6300050 6.30
    Luke Gregerson (H,4) 0.2000020 3.72
    Joe Thatcher (H,5) 0.1111011 0.96
    Andrew Cashner (H,5) 1100030 0.90
    Huston Street (S,2) 1000000 6.30
    Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Richard 75-55, Luke Gregerson 8-6, Joe Thatcher 8-5, Andrew Cashner 16-12, Huston Street 15-10
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Richard 9-5, Huston Street 1-2
    Batters Faced - Clayton Richard 22, Luke Gregerson 2, Joe Thatcher 2, Andrew Cashner 4, Huston Street 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 16494
    Game Time - 2:25
    Temperature - 65
    Umpires - Home - Mark Ripperger, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - John Tumpane, Third Base - Jordan Baker