Richard, backed by two homers, pitches Padres past D'backs

SAN DIEGO (AP) Clayton Richard showed the Arizona Diamondbacks why the Padres wanted him back this season.

''He's gets ground balls and gives your team a chance,'' San Diego manager Andy Green said.

Richard pitched into the seventh inning and Wil Myers and Austin Hedges homered to lead San the Padres to a 4-1 win over Arizona on Thursday night.

Richard (2-2) gave up a run on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out a season-high eight to win for the first time in his last three starts. Brandon Maurer pitched the ninth for his third save and second in consecutive nights.

Myers cracked his fourth homer in the first and Hedges added his third in the seventh as the Padres won their second straight to earn a split of the four-game series.

Patrick Corbin (1-3) limited the Padres to three runs or less for the fourth time at Petco Park. But it wasn't enough with Richard keeping the Diamondbacks off-balance with his sinker.

Corbin lasted six innings, surrendering three runs on five hits. His eight strikeouts, like Richard's, came with zero walks.

Arizona put the tying runs aboard in the seventh, but Paul Goldschmidt was fanned by reliever Brad Hand. It was the fourth strikeout of the inning, with catcher Hedges drawing a throwing error to allow Goldschmidt to hit.

''Brad Hand is wired right,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''He had to face one of the best hitters in the National League and he punched him out.''

Richard tiptoed from a jam in the fifth, when Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury produced one-out singles. But Chris Iannetta, who had doubled earlier, hit into a double play when Erick Aybar was able to handle a tricky hop at shortstop.

''I had a really good feel for everything,'' Richard said. ''Once you established yourself down in the zone, you kind of feed off of that.''

Aybar pushed the Padres ahead, 3-1, with a two-run double in the fifth inning. Aybar, who won Wednesday's game with an eighth-inning homer, chased in Yangervis Solarte and Hedges.

''He's an experience hitter, he hunts mistakes and he got a fastball that was up in the zone a little bit,'' Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.

Solarte opened the inning with a hot grounder off third baseman Jake Lamb's glove for a double. Hedges followed with a crisp single.

The Diamondbacks pulled even when Nick Ahmed's RBI single in the second scored Iannetta. He led off the inning with a double.

Myers continued his hot start with his homer to give the Padres a 1-0 lead. Myers punished Corbin's 93 mph fastball deep into the Padres' bullpen, a distance of 431 feet, to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

''There's all the potential for him to be one of the absolute elite players in the game,'' Green said.

The Diamondbacks managed but one run in the final two games of the series.

FOUR AND NO SCORES

The Padres wiggled from a situation in the seventh when they recorded four strikeouts for only the second time in franchise history. Richard got the first two and Hand the second two, after an error by Hedges. Padres manager Andy Green was asked if he ever saw an inning like that. ''I was probably one of the hitters the last time it happened,'' said Green, a former infielder who was offensively challenged.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (right shoulder strain) will come off the disabled list in time to start on Sunday against the Miami Marlins. For Perdomo (0-0, 8.44) it will be his second start of the season.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Taijuan Walker (2-1, 3.94) kicks off a 10-game homestead by taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers to open a three-game set on Friday. Walker is coming off a winning outing against L.A. on Sunday, as he allowed one run in five innings on four hits and a walk, while striking out seven.

Padres: RHP Trevor Cahill (0-2, 4.76) looks to rebound against the Florida Marlins in the opener of the three-game series on Friday. Cahill took the loss against the Braves on Sunday, charged with four runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Cahill, who held the Braves hitless over the first four innings, is 3-3 with a 4.66 ERA against the Marlins.

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  • W: C. Richard (2-2)L: P. Corbin (1-3)S: B. Maurer (3)
  • HR: SD - W. Myers (4), A. Hedges (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Owings RF40100011.304.339.411.7500.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B40100033.237.392.407.7990.5
J. Lamb 3B40100021.300.377.533.9100.0
Y. Tomas LF40100013.283.309.509.8190.5
B. Drury 2B40100010.273.298.345.6440.5
C. Iannetta C41200002.280.357.560.9174.0
N. Ahmed SS40110021.269.296.423.7193.0
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  • a-struck out for Corbin in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Chafin in the 9th
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M. Margot CF40000011.246.290.446.736-0.5
R. Schimpf 3B40000030.109.317.304.622-1.5
W. Myers 1B31211010.373.386.6871.0725.5
H. Renfroe RF30000020.231.231.400.631-1.0
B. Hand P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Maurer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
Y. Solarte 2B31100000.230.284.377.6613.0
A. Hedges C32211000.170.235.404.6408.0
E. Aybar SS30120010.163.294.302.5963.5
A. Cordoba LF30000021.300.364.450.814-1.0
C. Richard P20000011.143.250.143.393-0.5
T. Jankowski RF10000010.163.280.186.466-0.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Pollock (4), P. Goldschmidt (4), C. Iannetta
    • RBI - N. Ahmed (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - Y. Solarte (3), E. Aybar (3)
    • HR - W. Myers (4), A. Hedges (3)
    • RBI - W. Myers (11), A. Hedges (5), E. Aybar 2 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (4)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - N. Ahmed
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - W. Myers (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - W. Myers, Y. Solarte, E. Aybar
    • E - A. Hedges, H. Renfroe (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    P. Corbin (L, 1-3)6.05330813.270.8312.0
    R. Delgado1.01110217.711.002.0
    A. Chafin1.00000201.800.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    P. Corbin (L, 1-3)6.0
    R. Delgado1.0
    A. Chafin1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Richard (W, 2-2)6.29110803.041.3522.0
    B. Hand (H, 2)1.10000400.000.005.0
    B. Maurer (S, 3)1.00000204.050.0011.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Richard (W, 2-2)6.2
    B. Hand (H, 2)1.1
    B. Maurer (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 77-52, R. Delgado 17-12, A. Chafin 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 7-2, R. Delgado 1-0, A. Chafin 1-0
    • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 22, R. Delgado 4, A. Chafin 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 97-71, B. Hand 18-13, B. Maurer 19-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 8-3, B. Hand 1-0, B. Maurer 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Richard 28, B. Hand 5, B. Maurer 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    A. Pollock CF40100001.284.324.418.7422.0
    C. Owings RF40100011.304.339.411.7500.5
    P. Goldschmidt 1B40100033.237.392.407.7990.5
    J. Lamb 3B40100021.300.377.533.9100.0
    Y. Tomas LF40100013.283.309.509.8190.5
    B. Drury 2B40100010.273.298.345.6440.5
    C. Iannetta C41200002.280.357.560.9174.0
    N. Ahmed SS40110021.269.296.423.7193.0
    P. Corbin P20000022.000.000.000.000-1.0
    a- J. Mathis PH10000010.156.182.281.463-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Corbin in the 7th
    • b-struck out for Chafin in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Margot CF40000011.246.290.446.736-0.5
    R. Schimpf 3B40000030.109.317.304.622-1.5
    W. Myers 1B31211010.373.386.6871.0725.5
    H. Renfroe RF30000020.231.231.400.631-1.0
    B. Hand P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    B. Maurer P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    Y. Solarte 2B31100000.230.284.377.6613.0
    A. Hedges C32211000.170.235.404.6408.0
    E. Aybar SS30120010.163.294.302.5963.5
    A. Cordoba LF30000021.300.364.450.814-1.0
    C. Richard P20000011.143.250.143.393-0.5
    T. Jankowski RF10000010.163.280.186.466-0.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Pollock (4), P. Goldschmidt (4), C. Iannetta
      • RBI - N. Ahmed (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - Y. Solarte (3), E. Aybar (3)
      • HR - W. Myers (4), A. Hedges (3)
      • RBI - W. Myers (11), A. Hedges (5), E. Aybar 2 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - W. Myers (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Ahmed
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - W. Myers (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - W. Myers, Y. Solarte, E. Aybar
      • E - A. Hedges, H. Renfroe (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      P. Corbin (L, 1-3)6.05330813.270.8312.0
      R. Delgado1.01110217.711.002.0
      A. Chafin1.00000201.800.004.0
      Total8.06440122---
      PITCHERSIP
      P. Corbin (L, 1-3)6.0
      R. Delgado1.0
      A. Chafin1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Richard (W, 2-2)6.29110803.041.3522.0
      B. Hand (H, 2)1.10000400.000.005.0
      B. Maurer (S, 3)1.00000204.050.0011.0
      Total9.09110140---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Richard (W, 2-2)6.2
      B. Hand (H, 2)1.1
      B. Maurer (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - P. Corbin 77-52, R. Delgado 17-12, A. Chafin 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - P. Corbin 7-2, R. Delgado 1-0, A. Chafin 1-0
      • Batters Faced - P. Corbin 22, R. Delgado 4, A. Chafin 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 97-71, B. Hand 18-13, B. Maurer 19-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 8-3, B. Hand 1-0, B. Maurer 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Richard 28, B. Hand 5, B. Maurer 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Hedges homered to left14
      • 5TH INNING
        Aybar doubled to left, Solarte and Hedges scored13
      • 2ND INNING
        Ahmed singled to right, Iannetta scored, Ahmed to second on right fielder Renfroe fielding error11
      • 1ST INNING
        Myers homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Maurer Pitching:
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iannetta grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Ahmed struck out on foul tip
        • D. Descalso: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Hand Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
        • Y. Tomas: Ball, Tomas grounded out to second
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • A. Chafin Pitching:
        • T. Jankowski: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Jankowski struck out looking
        • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Margot struck out on foul tip
        • R. Schimpf: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Schimpf grounded out to first
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
        • J. Mathis: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mathis struck out swinging
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Pollock doubled to deep right center
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out, reached on passed ball, Pollock to third on catcher Hedges fielding error
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • R. Delgado Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hedges homered to left
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
        • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
        • Y. Tomas: Foul, Tomas singled to right
        • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury singled to center, Tomas to second
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Iannetta grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Tomas to third, Drury out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Schimpf: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Schimpf struck out looking
        • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Myers struck out looking
        • H. Renfroe: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock grounded out to first
        • C. Owings: Ball, Owings grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Solarte doubled to left
        • A. Hedges: Foul, Hedges singled to center, Solarte to third
        • E. Aybar: Aybar doubled to left, Solarte and Hedges scored
        • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Cordoba struck out looking
        • C. Richard: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Richard struck out swinging
        • M. Margot: Margot grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Drury flied out to right
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Iannetta singled to left
        • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ahmed flied out to right
        • P. Corbin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • R. Schimpf: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Schimpf struck out swinging
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Myers singled to shallow center
        • H. Renfroe: Myers picked off at second, first to pitcher to second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Renfroe grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • C. Owings: Owings grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Goldschmidt doubled to deep left
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Lamb grounded out to first, Goldschmidt to third
        • Y. Tomas: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomas grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • A. Cordoba: Ball, Ball, Cordoba flied out to left
        • C. Richard: Strike looking, Richard flied out to center
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Margot grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury popped out to first
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Iannetta doubled to deep left
        • N. Ahmed: Ahmed singled to right, Iannetta scored, Ahmed to second on right fielder Renfroe fielding error
        • P. Corbin: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Corbin struck out swinging
        • A. Pollock: Ball, Ahmed stole third, Foul, Ball, Pollock grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Aybar: Foul, Ball, Aybar grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Owings singled to right
        • P. Goldschmidt: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Goldschmidt struck out looking
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Lamb singled to left, Owings to third, Lamb to second
        • Y. Tomas: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Tomas struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • P. Corbin Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Ball, Foul, Ball, Margot grounded out to second
        • R. Schimpf: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Schimpf struck out looking
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Myers homered to left center
        • H. Renfroe: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)