Final

Series: Game 2 of 2

San Francisco won 2-0

Game 1: Tuesday, May 27
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Game 2: Wednesday, May 28
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Diamondbacks 2

(24-29, 10-13 away)

Giants 10

(32-20, 14-10 home)

    10:15 PM ET, May 28, 2003

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: D. Moss (6-3)

    L: J. Patterson (0-2)

    Santiago homers twice, Bonds once in Giants' victory

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds gave Benito Santiago a congratulatory hug, and Santiago gave the slugger a friendly earful.

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    Santiago

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    "I told him he's not the only one who can hit one out to straightaway center,'' Santiago said.

    Santiago homered twice, Bonds also connected and Damian Moss snapped a three-game losing streak, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

    The NL West-leading Giants have won four of five this season against Arizona. The Diamondbacks have lost five straight in Pacific Bell Park, including a crazy 4-3, 13-inning setback Tuesday night.

    Santiago made Arizona starter John Patterson (0-2) pay for walking Bonds in the second, hitting a drive deep into the bleachers in left-center for his eighth homer of the season to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

    With Bonds on base again in the fifth on a single, Santiago did the same thing. He hit a shot to dead center for his ninth homer in 2003.

    "I've been hitting all year long,'' Santiago said. "The fact they put me behind that guy and the bat is swinging good, I've just got to take it. ... I like the pressure. I don't like the fact they walk that guy. I take it personal.''

    Bonds dealt the next blow, hitting his 626th career homer in the seventh off Eddie Oropesa, the slugger's 13th of the season and first in eight days.

    The 38-year-old Santiago, an All-Star last season batting behind Bonds, had his 11th multihomer game and first since May 8, 1999, against Kansas City while playing for Toronto.

    Santiago's unsettled contract situation -- the catcher can become a free agent after the season -- hasn't seemed to affect his focus at the plate lately. He is 27-for-72 (.375) with 10 runs scored, six homers and 23 RBI in his last 18 games.

    Marquis Grissom's bat has been steady, too. He had two hits Wednesday and Pedro Feliz walked with the bases loaded to score a run in the third. Grissom has hit leadoff in 14 of the last 15 games, batting .461 with 12 runs, four homers and 11 RBI.

    Moss (6-3), who began the season 5-0 before dropping three straight, hadn't won since May 7 at Florida. He effectively got out of a couple jams, including the bases loaded in the second.

    Moss allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking three.

    "I think it's a tempo thing for me,'' the left-hander said. "Tempo is very important for me. When I have good tempo, everything clicks. There are times I'm too fast or times I'm too slow. I had to find a happy medium.''

    The Diamondbacks recalled Patterson from Triple-A Tucson before the game to start in place of right-hander Brandon Webb, who missed his start Wednesday because of tendinitis near his right elbow and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

    Patterson's only other big league start this season was a 12-1 loss April 15 against Colorado in which he allowed five runs and five hits in four innings, striking out three and walking five. He was tagged for seven hits and six runs in six innings.

    "We're making it very tough for our starters,'' Arizona manager Bob Brenly said. "There's very little room for error. It's getting to be a joke. We've got to get some hits and score some runs to get our pitchers some help. It's a riddle.

    "I don't know what to do. It comes down to the guys in the other room getting out and getting the job done. I'm tired of watching it.''

    Ray Durham doubled twice, Jose Cruz Jr. had two hits and Marvin Benard hit a run-scoring triple hours after being activated from the disabled list following minor surgery on his right knee earlier this month. Benard then scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.

    Giants manager Felipe Alou was a little more relaxed after this game compared to his mood after the 13-inning win a night earlier. That game featured an embarrassing baserunning blunder by pinch-runner Ruben Rivera.

    "I was this close to sending Rivera to run for Benard,'' Alou said with a chuckle.

    Santiago may have solidified himself as the one to bat behind Bonds.

    "He was there last year,'' Alou said. "It didn't take me long to figure out that he's the guy. Hitting behind Barry is tough, but he likes the pressure.''

    Game notes


    Santiago hit three homers once, on Sept. 15, 1996, against the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field while with Philadelphia. ... Benard was 0-for-18 before his triple, an 11-game hitless streak. ... San Francisco shortstop Rich Aurilia made an impressive diving, backhanded stop in the seventh, throwing out Chad Moeller at second from his knees.

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