SAN DIEGO — Clayton Richard and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, Chase Headley hit a grand slam and Andy Parrino had his first big league homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-4 on Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.
Headley's second career slam, off Scott Elbert in the eighth, ended his 0-for-12 slump to start the season. Headley also walked three times.
Still, the Padres had their second three-error game of the series and have committed eight in four games. Richard made two errors, one on a routine throw to first and the other while covering the bag.
Richard's only other mistake in seven dominant innings was allowing Matt Kemp's two-run homer to straightaway center field with two outs in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Mark Ellis was aboard on a leadoff error by right fielder Will Venable.