Clayton Richard was far from perfect on the mound but pitched well enough to shutout the Marlins for the win.
Richard pitched seven innings, giving up eight hits and just one walk while striking out three. The 32-year old lefty got into troublesome situations early in the game but found the right pitch to get out of the inning without any damage done.
He found his groove in the bottom of the fifth. After giving up a one-out infield single to Martin Prado, Richard went on to retire the last eight Marlins he faced.
Ryan Schimpf provided all the offense the Padres needed in the fourth.
With two outs Schimpf took a Jose Urena offering and sent it into the seats in right field. It’s his 16th homer of the season and the rookie now has 37 RBI in 60 games played.
Jose Dominguez took over for Richard on the mound in the eighth and gave up a leadoff single to Prado. It’s the only hit the bullpen gave up. Dominguez, Brad Hand and Kevin Quakenbush combined for two shutout innings. Quackenbush earned his first save of the season and sixth of his career.
Padres won 1-0 to snap a four-game losing streak.
Luis Perdomo (6-7, 6.24 ERA) faces Justin Nicolino (2-5, 5.57 ERA) in the series finale Sunday at 10:10 a.m.