Richard gives up five runs in win over Angels
San Diego's projected Opening Day starter allows nine hits over five innings
PEORIA, Ariz. -- The Padres scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday for an 8-6 Cactus League victory over the Angels at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Mike Trout reached base three times and teammate Peter Bourjos hit a two-run home run for the Angels.
Trout had a triple to start the game against Padres pitcher Clayton Richard. He added a double and a walk. Bourjos had two hits, including his first home run of spring.
San Diego's Nick Hundley, who entered the game hitting .462, continued his hot spring with a double in the second. He had two hits. Minor League outfielder Daniel Robertson added an RBI triple as part of a two-hit day.
Los Angeles pitcher Joe Blanton allowed two runs on five hits in five innings. He had two strikeouts and didn't walk a batter.
Richard, San Diego's projected Opening Day starting pitcher, allowed five earned runs on nine hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out one. Of the nine hits Richard allowed, six went for extra bases.
The Angels broke the game open with two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton had consecutive doubles in the fifth.
Up next: The Padres take a break from Cactus League play on Thursday when they face the Kingdom of the Netherlands at 7:05 p.m. PT. An exclusive audio webcast of the game will be broadcast on padres.com. The Padres will get a long look at left-handed pitcher Eric Stults, who is scheduled to work five innings. Stults, projected as the No. 4 starter, has allowed eight earned runs on 11 hits in his first seven innings of the spring. Look for two bullpen hopefuls, Miles Mikolas and Brad Boxberger, to appear in the game as well.