SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds homered twice to move within one of Mark McGwire for fifth place all-time, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-5 victory over the Florida Marlins on Saturday.
Bonds went 3-for-3 with two walks, giving him 582 career homers. He hit a two-run shot against Brad Penny (3-3) in the second inning and a solo shot off Vic Darensbourg in the sixth to give him 15 homers this season and tie Lance Berkman and Sammy Sosa for the major league lead. David Bell had three hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs.
Rockies 7, Braves 3
DENVER -- Denny Stark made his second strong start for Colorado and added a two-run homer for his first career hit.
Jose Ortiz was 4-for-4, and Bobby Estalella drove in three runs as Colorado won for the eighth time in 12 games. The Rockies are 10-2 at home since Clint Hurdle replaced Buddy Bell as manager on April 26.
Reds 7, Cardinals 3
ST. LOUIS -- Juan Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, and Todd Walker was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles as Cincinnati ended the Cardinals' season-best five-game winning streak.
Jose Rijo (4-1) allowed two runs in five innings for the Reds, who lead the NL Central and the Cardinals by five games.
Brewers 3, Cubs 1
MILWAUKEE -- Jose Cabrera pitched five scoreless innings in his second career start, and the Brewers handed Chicago its ninth straight loss.
Sammy Sosa came up with two men on in the seventh and a chance to tie it with a homer, but reliever Luis Vizcaino struck him out on four pitches. With two on and one out in the ninth, Mike DeJean got Sosa on a groundout.
Astros 2, Pirates 1
HOUSTON -- Jose Vizcaino hit a game-winning homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Astros their seventh straight win.
Vizcaino hit the first pitch from Sean Lowe (1-2) to extend Houston's longest winning streak in three seasons. It was Vizcaino's first homer since June 15 and just his second since June 4, 1999.
Diamondbacks 5, Phillies 4
PHOENIX -- Junior Spivey homered off Jose Mesa (1-3) in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Erubiel Durazo hit his fourth home run in two nights as Arizona rallied again to beat Philadelphia.
Durazo's home run tied it at 4 in the seventh. In his first three games of the season, Durazo is 6-for-11 with two doubles, four homers and 11 RBIs. He hit three homers and drove in nine runs Friday night -- the most in the majors in three years.
Mets 5, Padres 2
SAN DIEGO -- Roberto Alomar hit a two-run homer in a four-run first inning, and New York won its fifth straight game.
Joe McEwing added a two-run single in the first as the Mets jumped on San Diego starter Brett Tomko (3-3) on night after beating the Padres 13-4 for their highest-scoring game of the season.
Expos 3, Dodgers 1
LOS ANGELES -- Fernando Tatis and Orlando Cabrera homered, and Carl Pavano pitched into the eighth inning as Montreal ended a five-game losing streak.
Pavano (3-5) allowed one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. He got a break in the second on a blown call by first base umpire Tim McClelland, who ruled that two-time Gold Glove right fielder Vladimir Guerrero made a diving catch of Mark Grudzielanek's sinking liner before doubling Lo Duca off second. TV replays showed Guerrero trapped the ball.
Odalis Perez (4-2) lost for the first time in eight starts since his Dodgers debut April 4, allowing three runs on six hits in six innings. The left-hander had allowed no more than two earned runs in any of his previous seven starts.
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