Damon Minor, J.T. Snow and Yorvit Torrealba hit solo home runs
off Brandon Lyon in the fifth inning as the Giants ended the
Toronto Blue Jays' five-game winning streak with a 9-2 victory
Tuesday night. "We hit quite a few home runs today, and that's great to see,''
San Francisco manager Dusty Baker said. After Lyon (1-4) hit Reggie Sanders with the first pitch of the
game, Rich Aurilia hit a two-run shot for a 2-0 lead. Sanders added
a two-run double in the fourth inning, and the Giants broke the
game open in the fifth. Minor led off with his fourth home run. Snow hit his third one
batter later, and Torrealba's first major league homer gave San
Francisco a 7-1 lead and sent Lyon to the showers. "Barry can't do everything,'' Torrealba said. "Hopefully,
we'll all pull together and hit better.'' Bonds, who played left field after being used as the designated
hitter Monday night, went 2-for-3 with two singles and two walks. San Francisco starter Ryan Jensen (6-5) gave up two runs on
seven hits in six innings for his second win in a row. He struck
out six and walked two. Torrealba, who entered the game hitting. 190, was 2-for-3 with
three RBIs. "I've got to call Mom. She's the one probably going 'Party at
my house,''' said Torrealba, who was razzed before the game by
starting catcher Benito Santiago. "I told him 'You better hit the ball or something is going to
happen between you and me,''' Santiago said. "You've got to pump a
guy up.'' Aurilia also drove in three runs. Lyon, who started in place of injured Luke Prokopec, gave up
seven runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. The 22-year-old
right-hander, demoted to the bullpen after posting a 6.10 ERA in
nine starts, has allowed 14 home runs this season. Lyon said he didn't have life on his pitches in the fifth. "They were flat,'' he said. "I just didn't have a good game
today.'' Jose Cruz Jr. and Tom Wilson went deep for the Blue Jays, who
fell to 7-2 under new manager Carlos Tosca. Cruz homered in the second, his ninth.
Prokopec has a sore right elbow. He had an MRI exam
Tuesday, but results were not immediately available. ... Blue Jays
rookie 3B Eric Hinske did not start for the second straight game
because of a pulled left hamstring. ... The Blue Jays last allowed
three home runs in an inning on May 3, 2000, against Chicago. ...
The Giants have hit three home runs in an inning three times this
season. ... Lyon made his first start since May 20.