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Bonds passes Killebrew

San Francisco slugger homers in defeat of Brewers

Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit his 574th home run, moving past Harmon Killebrew into sixth place on the career list, and the San Francisco Giants sent the Milwaukee Brewers to their seventh straight loss, 3-2 Saturday.

Bonds' home run, his major league-leading seventh of the season, came on the first pitch to him in the first inning by Nelson Figueroa (0-1).

Bonds tied Killebrew with a home run on Friday night.

Ramon Martinez added a two-run homer for the Giants, who are off to an NL-best 9-2 start this season.

Livan Hernandez (3-0), who has consecutive April wins for the first time in his career, went seven innings and gave up two runs and nine hits. Robb Nen pitched the ninth for his third save.

Diamondbacks 7, Rockies 5, 10 inn.

DENVER -- Pinch-hitter Chris Donnels delivered his first hit of the season, a two-out, two-run triple in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies.

The Diamondbacks won for the first time this season when World Series co-MVPs Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson did not start. Arizona is 6-0 when its aces pitch, and is now 1-5 when they do not.

Arizona starter Brian Anderson gave up five runs and 11 hits in six innings, and the bullpen followed with shutout ball.

Junior Spivey led off the Arizona 10th with an infield single and stole second with one out. After Jose Jimenez (0-1) struck out Jose Guillen, Mark Grace was walked intentionally.

Expos 9, Mets 8, 11 inn.

NEW YORK -- Vladimir Guerrero homered in the 11th inning and the Montreal Expos, after blowing a seven-run lead build on shortstop Rey Ordonez's three errors, beat New York.

Ordonez, a three-time Gold Glove winner, had the worst fielding day of his career. The Mets made five errors.

Scott Strickland (0-1), traded from the Expos to the Mets on April 5, gave up Guerrero's leadoff homer.

Cardinals 2, Astros 1

ST. LOUIS -- Eli Marrero singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros for their fifth straight victory.

The Astros lost their fourth in a row. They wasted a strong effort by Roy Oswalt, who struck out 10 in six innings.

J.D. Drew, who had fanned three times, opened the Cardinals' ninth with a single and stole second. St. Louis went on to load the bases with one out in the ninth against Ricky Stone (1-1).

Edgar Renteria, out of the starting lineup for three straight games because of a strained left side, pinch-hit for Kerry Robinson and struck out on a 3-2 pitch. Marrero then singled to left field.

Pirates 3, Cubs 2

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh rookie Josh Fogg shut down the Cubs for the second time in a week, and backup catcher Keith Osik homered before halting a Chicago threat by picking off Sammy Sosa.

Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson started a sensational, game-ending double play to preserve the victory.

Down 3-1, the Cubs put runners on first and third with no outs in the ninth. Mike Williams struck out Sosa but gave up an RBI single to Fred McGriff that left runners at the corners.

Reds 5, Phillies 2

PHILADELPHIA -- Adam Dunn hit his first home run of the season, and Joey Hamilton (1-0) made his third consecutive strong start for Cincinnati.

Reds first baseman Sean Casey was briefly hospitalized after being hit in the side of the head by a pitch from Robert Person (0-2) in the first inning. Tests were normal, and Casey was released. He is day-to-day.

Gabe White and Scott Sullivan combined for two scoreless innings to set up Danny Graves' fifth save in seven chances. The Cincinnati bullpen has not allowed a run in 19 1-3 innings over six games.

Marlins 5, Braves 4, 14 inn.

MIAMI -- Preston Wilson's broken-bat infield single with two outs and the bases loaded drove in the winning run in the 14th inning for Florida.

Wilson hit a slow roller to third baseman Vinny Castilla, who tried to bare-hand the ball but failed to come up with it as Mike Redmond scored from third. Wilson had been 0-for-6 with three strikeouts.

Redmond singled with one out in the 14th against Kevin Gryboski (0-1), making his major league debut. Redmond advanced on a groundout, and pinch-hitter Andy Fox was intentionally walked -- the fifth intentional walk issued by the Braves. Marty Malloy then walked to load the bases for Wilson.

Castilla drove in three runs for Atlanta, all in the first three innings.

Rookie Gary Knotts (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for his first big league win.

Padres 6, Dodgers 4

SAN DIEGO -- Deivi Cruz hit a two-run double in the eighth inning off Paul Quantrill (0-2) to lift San Diego over the Dodgers, who lost pitcher Kevin Brown to an elbow injury in the second inning.

Dodgers spokesman Dave Tuttle said the club is not sure of the exact nature of Brown's injury.

Ryan Klesko hit a two-run homer for San Diego. Shawn Green had a solo shot for Los Angeles.

Jeremy Fikac (2-0) retired two batters in the eighth. Trevor Hoffman got three outs for his fourth save in four chances this season and tied Rick Aguilera for eighth place on the career list with 318.



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