SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers and Austin Hedges went deep, giving veteran left-hander Clayton Richard all the support he needed, as the Padres beat the D-backs, 4-1, on Thursday night.
Myers got San Diego on the board with a solo shot in the first, before Hedges tacked on an insurance run in the seventh. In between, Erick Aybar's two-run, fifth-inning double put the Padres in front for good.
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Richard -- who didn't live off the ground ball as much as he had during his first three starts -- allowed one run over 6 2/3 frames, while striking out eight. D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin also struck out eight, while allowing three runs over six innings.
Offensively, Nick Ahmed knocked in the only run of the game for Arizona, an RBI single in the second.
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Four-strikeout frame: Richard opened the seventh inning with a pair of strikeouts, before A.J. Pollock chased the left-hander from the game with a double. The Padres called on Brad Hand, who promptly whiffed Chris Owings on a slider in the dirt. But Hedges' throw to first sailed high, putting men on the corners for Paul Goldschmidt. Hand was unfazed. He got Goldschmidt to chase the same pitch -- and this time, Hedges' throw was right on the money.
AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.
Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.
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