Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 7/31)

Game 1: Tuesday, July 30
San Francisco 10Final
Philadelphia 3
Game 2: Wednesday, July 31
San Francisco 6Final
Philadelphia 8
Game 3: Thursday, August 1
San Francisco 1Final
Philadelphia 2

Giants 6

(59-48, 29-25 away)

Phillies 8

(50-56, 26-27 home)

    7:05 PM ET, July 31, 2002

    Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    W: M. Timlin (2-3)

    L: T. Brohawn (0-1)

    S: J. Mesa (29)

    Bonds moves within four homers of No. 600

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In his return to the San Francisco lineup, Barry Bonds hit his 596th homer, got his major league-leading 41st intentional walk and had words with Philadelphia manager Larry Bowa.

    Barry Bonds

    The Giants' Barry Bonds gets back into the swing of things with home run No. 596 in the fifth inning.

    Before Bonds was intentionally walked to load the bases in the ninth inning, Bowa went to the mound, and then exchanged words with Bonds on the way back to the dugout.

    Closer Jose Mesa then retired Rich Aurilia to end the threat and give the Phillies an 8-6 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

    "I told him he wasn't going to beat us,'' Bowa said. "You don't want to know what he said to me and you don't want to know what I said back to him.''

    Bonds also doubled twice in his return to the lineup after missing 10 straight starts because of a strained right hamstring.

    He doubled in his first at-bat and later hit his 29th home run and a ground-rule double. He finished 3-for-4 with a strikeout and intentional walk.

    "You just can't let him beat you,'' Bowa said. "He's always locked in and he loves those situations. Bonds is a good guy when he's sitting on the bench, he's not a good guy standing in the box.''

    In the eighth, Bonds caught Marlon Anderson's fly ball in left field and walked around for a few seconds. He was OK, and stayed in the game.

    Aurilia was in a familiar situation with Bonds on first, but Mesa got him out with a surprise.

    "He busted a curveball on me,'' Aurilia said. "I'd never seen that pitch from him.''

    Bonds has hit 27 homers at Veterans Stadium, most ever by a visiting player at the park. Gary Carter hit 26.

    Bonds' solo homer in the fifth off Phillies newcomer Mike Timlin tied it at 6. It was the first homer that Timlin had surrendered to Bonds in his career.

    "There are a lot of names in his book. I was hoping to keep my name out of it,'' Timlin said

    The Phillies broke the tie in the sixth. Anderson singled and Todd Pratt was hit by a pitch from reliever Troy Brohawn (0-1).

    Doug Glanville laid down a sacrifice bunt and Felix Rodriguez threw a wild pitch that made it 7-6. Jimmy Rollins added a sacrifice fly.

    Timlin (2-3) earned the victory in his Phillies debut. Philadelphia got him Monday in a trade that sent Scott Rolen to St. Louis.

    "I was happy to go out there and throw strike one to hitters,'' Timlin said. "This is a good team. There are a lot of hard throwing right-handers in the bullpen.''

    Terry Adams pitched two scoreless innings before turning the game over to Jose Mesa, who converted his 29th save in 36 chances.

    Todd Pratt homered for the Phillies in the second. In the fourth, pinch-hitter Ricky Ledee and Rollins hit consecutive homers.

    Ledee hit a three-run shot that made it 5-all and Rollins followed with a go-ahead homer off Ryan Jensen.

    "You don't expect a pinch-hitter to hit a three-run homer, it was just a low inside pitch that was supposed to be in the dirt,'' Giants catcher Benito Santiago said.

    San Francisco scored three times in the fourth off Brandon Duckworth for a 5-2 lead. Benito Santiago and Jensen each hit RBI singles and newcomer Kenny Lofton capped the burst with an RBI double.

    Jeff Kent gave San Francisco a quick 2-0 lead in the first with a two-run homer, his 19th of the season. Pratt tied it with his first homer of the year.

    "We had the right guys up in the ninth,'' Giants manager Dusty Baker said. "I thought we were going to get that game.''

    Game notes

    Philadelphia 76ers first-round draft pick John Salmons threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Pratt's last homer came on Aug. 29, 2001, against the New York Mets off Bruce Chen. ... Jensen's RBI was the first of the season and third of his career. ... The Phillies have hit back-to-back homers six times this season. ... C Santiago was back in the lineup after missing six games with an infection on his left eyelid. He went 1-for-4 and threw out one runner trying to steal.

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