Richard pitches Padres past Diamondbacks, 3-2
SAN DIEGO (AP) Clayton Richard was sharp for six-plus innings and Wil Myers homered as the San Diego Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday night.
The win elevated the Padres into a fourth-place tie with Arizona after the matchup between the NL West's worst teams.
Richard (3-3) won his third straight decision, charged with two runs and six hits. He struck out two and walked two.
Brandon Maurer pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances as the Padres snapped a three-game losing streak.
Braden Shipley (4-4), who had won three of his last four starts, was gone after four innings. Shipley surrendered three runs – two earned – and six hits with three strikeouts.