Bonds fails to get No. 700 against Brewers

Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2004


  AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

MILWAUKEE -- Barry Bonds went 0-for-2 with two walks, remaining at 699 home runs as the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Tuesday night.

Bonds popped out to shortstop in the first and walked in the fourth. With the score tied at 2 and a man on second in the fifth, Bonds was intentionally walked, drawing boos from the crowd of 27,209.

Cubs 3, Pirates 2

CHICAGO -- Corey Patterson hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth against Salomon Torres and a winning shot in the 12th off Brian Meadows (2-4).

Todd Wellemeyer (2-1) worked a scoreless 12th, completing six scoreless innings for the Chicago bullpen. Sammy Sosa made a diving catch in right field on Ty Wigginton's drive in the 11th and doubled off Daryle Ward to end the inning.

Astros 7, Cardinals 5

ST. LOUIS -- Roger Clemens (17-4) won his 327th game, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings and moving past Eddie Plank and tying John Clarkson for 10th on the career list.

Lance Berkman matched a career high with four hits, including a three-run double that highlighted a five-run fourth. Houston, which has won 15 of 18, remained a game behind San Francisco in the wild-card race. Brad Lidge got the final out for his 23rd save.

Marlins 8, Expos 6

CHICAGO -- Alex Gonzalez, Miguel Cabrera and Jeff Conine homered in a six-run third inning, and Conine drew a bases-loaded walk from Luis Ayala (5-11) in the seventh to break a 6-all tie. Tony Batista had hit a three-run homer off Rudy Seanez (3-1) in the top half.

Dodgers 6, Padres 3

LOS ANGELES -- Jose Lima (13-5) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings, and Jayson Werth homered for the third game in a row, dropping San Diego three games back in the wild-card race.

Eric Gagne worked the ninth for his 41st save, tying St. Louis' Jason Isringhausen and Florida's Armando Benitez for the NL lead.

Reds 7, Phillies 6

CINCINNATI -- Felipe Lopez hit a tiebreaking two-run triple in the sixth off Ryan Madson (9-3), and Philadelphia dropped six games behind San Francisco in the wild-card race. Jim Thome hit his 41st homer in the seventh.

Mets 7, Braves 0

NEW YORK -- Kris Benson (12-11) pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game since a six-hitter for Pittsburgh against Atlanta on June 15, 2000, his only other shutout.

Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 3

PHOENIX -- Shea Hillenbrand hit a run-scoring double off Steve Reed (3-7) in the 13th inning, his second RBI of the game.

Randy Choate (2-3) allowed one hit in two innings for the Diamondbacks, who won for only the second time in 12 games.

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