"I probably couldn't have thrown the ball better (in the first five innings), to be honest," said Richards, who yielded only two singles before the sixth. "It's disappointing to have the whole outing kind of tarnished."
"We were all lit," Richards said. "We were all excited. It put us ahead. He really looked like Albert Pujols again. He's coming around. A lot of guys are coming around. Hopefully we're coming out of this rut and can put together a good string of runs."