Richards homers, helps pitch Padres over Rockies 7-6

DENVER (AP) Pitcher Clayton Richard's no-doubt, three-run homer that reached the second deck at Coors Field helped the San Diego Padres withstand Carlos Gonzalez's disputed home run for the Colorado Rockies.

Richard connected for his third career homer as part of a five-run fourth inning in San Diego's 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.

He drove the first pitch he saw from Jon Gray (1-2) above the Rockies bullpen in right-center. Carlos Asuaje followed Richard with a home run, the second time this season the Padres have gone deep in successive at-bats.

''Clayton really got us going (offensively),'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''That's not actually what you expect to happen. That ball was absolutely crushed.''

Richard, who last homered Aug. 27 at Miami, said his towering home run was pretty much a stroke of good fortune.

''I got lucky. Let's be real,'' he said.

Richard (1-1) allowed four runs in five innings. Brad Hand struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

Ian Desmond, Chris Iannetta and Gonzalez homered for the Rockies. Gonzalez's two-run drive came in the sixth off Jordan Lyles, pulled the Rockies within 7-6 and led to the ejection of Padres manager Andy Green.

Left fielder Cory Spangenberg made a leaping attempt at the wall and actually had the ball in his glove for an instant, even as a fan tried simultaneously to make a barehanded catch. The fan appeared to make some contact with the glove and may have even gotten a hand in the mitt before backing his hands away as Spangenberg dropped back to the ground.

Spangenberg's dangling glove hit the top of the wall and the ball bounced out, dropping into the stands. The homer was upheld on replay review, and Green was ejected after vehemently arguing over what he saw as fan interference.

''I've had calls overturned on us plenty of times when a fan's finger or hands were over the railing and they touched the player's glove or the ball and both of those things happened,'' Green said.

Spangenberg, with his back to the wall, played the ball well and timed his jump perfectly. He was dumbfounded when he came back down to the ground and realized the ball wasn't in his glove.

''I felt it go in my glove and as I was bringing it back I felt something un-lodge it,'' he said. ''I went to throw it back in and I realized it wasn't there. ... From my perspective, I thought I saw and felt a hand touch the ball but I guess that's not what they saw. It was a big home run at the time but we were able to escape with a win and that's that counts.''

Gonzalez said he thought the ball was going to clear the fence by a little more.

''But Spangenberg did a good job,'' Gonzalez said. ''He was playing deep and he got to the spot quick and he made the catch. When he was coming down, it looks like on the video he dunked the ball, like that was an alley oop or something. I got lucky on that one. It really gave the team momentum but it was a tough loss.''

Gray opened impressively, striking out the side in the first, but then quickly got into trouble. He gave up four singles around a double play, including Manuel Margot's RBI hit in the second, and was tagged for five runs in the fourth.

Gray, who allowed seven runs and 10 hits in five innings, said he felt he pitched pretty well overall, though he wished he could have the pitch back that he threw to Richard.

''Just a pitch up. That's all I can say,'' he said. ''If it would've been down, it would've been fine. That's all I had to do was throw a fastball down but didn't get it there. It cost me.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Placed RHP Kirby Yates on the 10-day disabled list with right ankle tendinitis, retroactive to Sunday. LHP Buddy Baumann was recalled from Triple-A El Paso to shore up the bullpen. ''We were looking at three, four, maybe five days before he felt comfortable going out there again, and coming out here to Colorado, we didn't want to run into it with a short bullpen,'' Green said.

Rockies: CF Charlie Blackmon was back in the starting lineup after missing Sunday's game with a back injury. He was taken out of Saturday night's game in the 10th inning because of back spasms. ''I'm glad it cleared up quickly,'' Blackmon said earlier Monday. ''One game (off) here and there is sometimes a necessity.'' ... RHP Jeff Hoffman, on the DL with right shoulder inflammation, is slated to make his first rehab start Tuesday for Class A Lancaster.

UP NEXT

Padres: Rookie LHP Joey Lucchesi (0-0) is slated to make his first career start on the road.

Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (0-0) pitched six scoreless innings in his previous outing against the Padres, though he came away with a no-decision.

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  • W: C. Richard (1-1)L: J. Gray (1-2)S: B. Hand (3)
  • HR: SD - C. Richard (1), C. Asuaje (1), COL - I. Desmond (3), C. Iannetta (1), C. Gonzalez (2)
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C. Headley 3B50000020.053.182.053.234-1.0
E. Hosmer 1B51200030.295.367.432.7991.5
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Blackmon CF30100210.282.391.6411.0322.5
    D. LeMahieu 2B50200012.302.400.488.8881.5
    N. Arenado 3B30000113.300.396.450.8460.5
    T. Story SS41100014.214.283.405.6872.5
    I. Desmond LF32111102.237.256.500.7568.0
    C. Iannetta C32131110.345.441.517.9589.5
    C. Gonzalez RF41121010.250.268.500.7686.5
    P. Valaika 1B40000000.056.105.111.2160.0
    J. Gray P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    a- M. Tauchman PH10000010.000.111.000.111-0.5
    A. Senzatela P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    c- G. Parra PH10000010.182.270.303.573-0.5
    • a-struck out for Gray in the 5th
    • b-grounded out for Senzatela in the 6th
    • c-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Pirela (3), A. Hedges (2)
    • 3B - F. Galvis
    • HR - C. Asuaje, C. Richard
    • SH - C. Spangenberg
    • RBI - C. Asuaje (4), J. Pirela (4), A. Hedges (3), M. Margot (3), C. Richard 3 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Asuaje (2), A. Hedges, M. Margot, C. Richard 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Story (2)
    • HR - I. Desmond (3), C. Iannetta, C. Gonzalez (2)
    • RBI - I. Desmond (8), C. Iannetta 3 (5), C. Gonzalez 2 (6)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - M. Margot (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Richard
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Richard (W, 1-1)5.05443325.291.5311.5
    J. Lyles (H, 2)1.02222012.451.09-3.0
    C. Stammen (H, 3)2.00000200.000.247.0
    B. Hand (S, 3)1.00000303.001.5011.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Richard (W, 1-1)5.0
    J. Lyles (H, 2)1.0
    C. Stammen (H, 3)2.0
    B. Hand (S, 3)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Gray (L, 1-2)5.010771625.631.50-5.0
    A. Senzatela1.00000009.641.293.0
    M. Dunn0.22000005.402.10-2.0
    B. Shaw1.11000100.001.062.5
    A. Ottavino1.00000300.000.294.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Gray (L, 1-2)5.0
    A. Senzatela1.0
    M. Dunn0.2
    B. Shaw1.1
    A. Ottavino1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 76-41, J. Lyles 29-17, C. Stammen 19-14, B. Hand 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 9-2, J. Lyles 2-1, C. Stammen 3-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Richard 22, J. Lyles 7, C. Stammen 6, B. Hand 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Gray
    • IBB - J. Gray
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 83-58, A. Senzatela 10-8, M. Dunn 7-6, B. Shaw 22-12, A. Ottavino 19-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-1, A. Senzatela 2-1, B. Shaw 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Gray 25, A. Senzatela 3, M. Dunn 4, B. Shaw 5, A. Ottavino 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    C. Asuaje 2B51111021.244.326.366.6925.0
    C. Headley 3B50000020.053.182.053.234-1.0
    E. Hosmer 1B51200030.295.367.432.7991.5
    J. Pirela RF-LF51310010.271.300.375.6755.5
    C. Spangenberg LF30100002.240.269.560.8291.0
    C. Stammen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    F. Galvis SS41100015.351.455.514.9683.5
    A. Hedges C41310001.179.233.357.5906.0
    M. Margot CF31110101.150.227.225.4526.0
    C. Richard P31131002.167.167.667.8338.0
    J. Lyles P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    H. Renfroe RF10000011.179.258.286.544-0.5
    Total387137211013-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Blackmon CF30100210.282.391.6411.0322.5
      D. LeMahieu 2B50200012.302.400.488.8881.5
      N. Arenado 3B30000113.300.396.450.8460.5
      T. Story SS41100014.214.283.405.6872.5
      I. Desmond LF32111102.237.256.500.7568.0
      C. Iannetta C32131110.345.441.517.9589.5
      C. Gonzalez RF41121010.250.268.500.7686.5
      P. Valaika 1B40000000.056.105.111.2160.0
      J. Gray P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      a- M. Tauchman PH10000010.000.111.000.111-0.5
      A. Senzatela P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      b- R. McMahon PH10000000.000.143.000.1430.0
      M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      A. Ottavino P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-struck out for Gray in the 5th
      • b-grounded out for Senzatela in the 6th
      • c-struck out for Ottavino in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Pirela (3), A. Hedges (2)
      • 3B - F. Galvis
      • HR - C. Asuaje, C. Richard
      • SH - C. Spangenberg
      • RBI - C. Asuaje (4), J. Pirela (4), A. Hedges (3), M. Margot (3), C. Richard 3 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Asuaje (2), A. Hedges, M. Margot, C. Richard 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Story (2)
      • HR - I. Desmond (3), C. Iannetta, C. Gonzalez (2)
      • RBI - I. Desmond (8), C. Iannetta 3 (5), C. Gonzalez 2 (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Margot (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Richard
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Richard (W, 1-1)5.05443325.291.5311.5
      J. Lyles (H, 2)1.02222012.451.09-3.0
      C. Stammen (H, 3)2.00000200.000.247.0
      B. Hand (S, 3)1.00000303.001.5011.5
      Total9.0766583---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Richard (W, 1-1)5.0
      J. Lyles (H, 2)1.0
      C. Stammen (H, 3)2.0
      B. Hand (S, 3)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Gray (L, 1-2)5.010771625.631.50-5.0
      A. Senzatela1.00000009.641.293.0
      M. Dunn0.22000005.402.10-2.0
      B. Shaw1.11000100.001.062.5
      A. Ottavino1.00000300.000.294.5
      Total9.013771102---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Gray (L, 1-2)5.0
      A. Senzatela1.0
      M. Dunn0.2
      B. Shaw1.1
      A. Ottavino1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Richard 76-41, J. Lyles 29-17, C. Stammen 19-14, B. Hand 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Richard 9-2, J. Lyles 2-1, C. Stammen 3-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Richard 22, J. Lyles 7, C. Stammen 6, B. Hand 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Gray
      • IBB - J. Gray
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 83-58, A. Senzatela 10-8, M. Dunn 7-6, B. Shaw 22-12, A. Ottavino 19-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 7-1, A. Senzatela 2-1, B. Shaw 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Gray 25, A. Senzatela 3, M. Dunn 4, B. Shaw 5, A. Ottavino 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Gonzalez homered to left, Iannetta scored76
      • 5TH INNING
        Pirela doubled to right, Hosmer scored74
      • 4TH INNING
        Iannetta homered to center, Story and Desmond scored64
        Asuaje homered to right61
        Richard homered to right center, Hedges and Margot scored51
        Hedges doubled to left, Galvis scored21
      • 2ND INNING
        Desmond homered to right center11
        Margot singled to shallow right, Pirela scored, Hedges to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Adam Ottavino relieved Bryan Shaw
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Gerardo Parra hit for Adam Ottavino
        • Brad Hand relieved Craig Stammen
        • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Shaw Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hedges singled to shallow center
        • M. Margot: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Margot reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hedges out at second
        • H. Renfroe: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Margot stole second, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Renfroe struck out swinging
        • C. Asuaje: Asuaje lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • C. Stammen Pitching:
        • C. Iannetta: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
        • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez flied out to center
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Valaika grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Mike Dunn pitching
        • C. Headley: Headley flied out to center
        • E. Hosmer: Hosmer singled to left center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Pirela singled to center, Hosmer to second
        • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Spangenberg flied out to left
        • Bryan Shaw relieved Mike Dunn
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Galvis grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Lyles Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to center, Blackmon to second
        • Hunter Renfroe in right
        • Craig Stammen pitching
        • N. Arenado: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Story reached on fielder's choice to third, Blackmon to third, LeMahieu out at second
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Desmond grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Antonio Senzatela pitching
        • M. Margot: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Margot grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Richard: Richard grounded out to second
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje flied out to center
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jordan Lyles relieved Clayton Richard
        • I. Desmond: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Desmond grounded out to third
        • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Iannetta walked
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Gonzalez homered to left, Iannetta scored
        • P. Valaika: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Valaika flied out to center
        • Ryan McMahon hit for Antonio Senzatela
        • R. McMahon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, McMahon grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Gray Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer singled to center
        • J. Pirela: Ball, Ball, Hosmer to second on wild pitch, Pirela doubled to right, Hosmer scored
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Pirela to third
        • F. Galvis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
        • A. Hedges: Hedges grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Mike Tauchman hit for Jon Gray
        • M. Tauchman: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon singled to right
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second, Blackmon to second
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Arenado walked
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Gray Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pirela grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to first
        • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Galvis tripled to left center
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Hedges doubled to left, Galvis scored
        • M. Margot: Margot intentionally walked
        • C. Richard: Strike swinging, Richard homered to right center, Hedges and Margot scored
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje homered to right
        • C. Headley: Ball, Foul, Ball, Headley grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to pitcher
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story doubled to left
        • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Desmond walked
        • C. Iannetta: Iannetta homered to center, Story and Desmond scored
        • C. Gonzalez: Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
        • P. Valaika: Strike looking, Ball, Valaika grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Gray Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Asuaje struck out swinging
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Headley grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • P. Valaika: Ball, Valaika grounded out to third
        • J. Gray: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gray grounded out to third
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Blackmon walked
        • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Blackmon to third on pitcher Richard fielding error, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Gray Pitching:
        • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela singled to right
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Spangenberg singled to center, Pirela to second
        • F. Galvis: Strike swinging, Galvis grounded into double play first to shortstop to pitcher, Pirela to third, Spangenberg out at second
        • A. Hedges: Ball, Foul, Hedges reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • M. Margot: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Margot singled to shallow right, Pirela scored, Hedges to second
        • C. Richard: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Richard lined out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • T. Story: Ball, Story grounded out to shortstop
        • I. Desmond: Foul, Ball, Desmond homered to right center
        • C. Iannetta: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Iannetta lined out to right
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Gray Pitching:
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Asuaje struck out on foul tip
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Headley struck out looking
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Richard Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep left
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded into double play third to second to first, LeMahieu out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)