Padres handle Nationals

Winning pitcher Clayton Richard allowed one run over 6 2-3 innings to lead the San Diego Padres past the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night.

San Diego cashed as -135 home favorites, while the teams played UNDER the 8.5-run total listed by oddsmakers.

Oscar Salazar homered for the Padres, as Heath Bell put up a perfect ninth inning to earn his 33rd save of the year for San Diego.

Josh Bard went deep for Washington, while J.D. Martin took the defeat after giving up two earned runs over six innings for the Nationals.