SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Clayton Richard yielded only one run over seven innings Friday and the San Diego Padres stifled the New York Mets 3-1.
Richard (8-11) work around eight hits and a pair of walks and the Padres infield turned three double plays in the opener of a three-game series.
Chris Denorfia and Yonder Alonso each drove in a run for San Diego.
New York's R.A. Dickey (14-3) was saddled with the loss, surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits over seven innings.
Ronny Cedeno went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Mets.