SAN DIEGO (AP) – When manager Andy Green came to the mound in the eighth inning, Clayton Richard thought his outing was over.Richard stayed in the game, however – and nearly finished it.The left-hander carried a shutout into the ninth and Franchy Cordero homered twice as the San Diego Padres beat the slumping Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Tuesday night.One out from going the distance, Richard was removed after pinch-hitter Tucker Barnhart’s two-run double. He allowed eight hits while striking out six and walking two on 127 pitches.“I really appreciate the opportunity he gave me there, because I don’t think a lot of managers do that in that situation,” Richard said. “I felt really appreciative to try and finish what I started. Unfortunately in … Next »
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