SAN DIEGO -- Barry Bonds hit an eye-popping grand slam to move ahead of Frank Robinson for sole possession of fourth place on the career home run list with 587, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 12-2 win over the staggering San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
Bonds' high-arching homer in the third off Dennis Tankersley (1-2) went an estimated 482 feet and hit the bottom left side of the scoreboard 29 rows beyond the right field wall at Qualcomm Stadium.
Braves 6, Mets 4
ATLANTA -- Henry Blanco hit a two-out, two-run homer off Scott Strickland (5-3) in the eighth inning, and streaking Atlanta extended its lead in the NL East.
Blanco, the Braves' backup catcher, came to the plate batting .183. But he has a way of coming up with big hits -- his other homer this season was a 10th-inning drive that won a game at Milwaukee.
Rockies 8, Dodgers 6
DENVER -- Benny Agbayani came off the disabled list and hit a grand slam, and Jason Jennings (7-2) won his sixth straight decision as Colorado won for just the second time in nine games against Los Angeles this season.
The Rockies avoided their first four-game losing streak under manager Clint Hurdle. Los Angeles had its four-game winning streak end and lost for just the fourth time in 14 games.
Marlins 2, Phillies 1
PHILADELPHIA -- Luis Castillo went 4-for-5 with a home run to extend his hitting streak to a team-record 23 games, and A.J. Burnett (6-5) pitched a six-hitter for his fourth career complete game.
Castillo snapped a 1-all tie in the fifth inning with his second homer of the year. He also singled in the first, seventh and ninth, and his hitting streak is the longest in the majors this season.
Expos 3, Pirates 1
MONTREAL -- Javier Vazquez pitched a three-hitter and struck out 10, leading Montreal over Pittsburgh.
Vazquez (4-2) retired 20 of the first 21 batters, allowing only pitcher Josh Fogg's two-out single in the third inning.
The Pirates broke up Vazquez's shutout bid in the seventh on Brian Giles' two-out single and Craig Wilson's double.
Cubs 5, Brewers 1, 10 inn.
MILWAUKEE -- Moises Alou doubled home the tying run with two outs in the ninth inning, and Bill Mueller hit a two-run double in the top of the 10th as Chicago avoided a three-game sweep.
Right fielder Jeffrey Hammonds robbed Sammy Sosa of his 21st home run and hit a sacrifice fly for Milwaukee's only run. The Brewers had their five-game winning streak snapped.
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