SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Barry Bonds hit a two-run homer, his 25th, to
highlight a five-run fourth inning and J.T. Snow also connected as
the San Francisco Giants beat San Diego 8-6 Friday night to end the
Padres' five-game winning streak.
The NL West-leading Giants beat the last-place Padres for the
sixth time in seven games this year. San Diego was coming off a
three-game sweep of Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium, preceded by two
straight wins against Seattle, baseball's best team.
Bonds drove a 2-2 fastball from Jake Peavy an estimated 402
feet, several rows into the right-field seats, with two outs in the
fourth. He paused a moment to watch the ball, then began his trot.
It was Bonds' 638th career homer, and the two RBI gave him
1,704 for his career, moving him out of a tie with Reggie Jackson
and into sole possession of 15th on the all-time list.
Bonds' 39 homers at Qualcomm Stadium are his most at a road
ballpark, and his 73 against the Padres are his most against any
team. In the ninth, Bonds drew his 2,000th career walk.
The Giants trailed 4-2 going into the fourth. Edgardo Alfonzo
walked and pitcher Jesse Foppert singled with one out and scored on
Ray Durham's triple into the Giants' bullpen in the right-field
corner. First base umpire Jerry Layne at first called it a
ground-rule double, but changed the call after talking it over with
the rest of the crew.
Snow drove in the go-ahead run on a groundout to first. Marquis
Grissom singled ahead of Bonds' homer, which gave the Giants a 7-4
Grissom had three hits and three runs.
Foppert (5-7) allowed five runs and six hits in five innings,
struck out six and walked three. Tim Worrell pitched a perfect
ninth for his 19th save in 23 chances.
Peavy (8-6), who had won his previous four starts, lasted only
four innings, his shortest outing of the year. He allowed seven
runs on nine hits, walked three and struck out one.
Santiago left the game after jamming his left pinky finger
into third base while sliding headfirst and was to have
precautionary X-rays. He was on second base when Rich Aurilia hit a
fly ball to left fielder White. Santiago tagged up and tried to
advance, but was tagged out by Burroughs. ... Both teams made moves
before the game. The Padres activated INF Lou Merloni from the
15-day disabled list and put INF Keith Lockhart on the DL with a
lower back strain. The Giants recalled rookie outfielder Tony
Torcato, their first-round pick in the 1998 amateur draft, from
Triple-A Fresno and optioned INF-OF Francisco Santos to Fresno.
Torcato played in five games with the Giants last year. ... Torcato
struck out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. ... Torcato's name
hadn't yet been sewn on his jersey.