Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Philadelphia won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, May 5
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Philadelphia8
Game 2: Saturday, May 6
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Philadelphia4
Game 3: Sunday, May 7
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Philadelphia9

Giants 5

(14-17, 7-10 away)

Phillies 9

(17-14, 10-10 home)

    8:05 PM ET, May 7, 2006

    Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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    SF 010101101 5 9 0
    PHI 32000310 - 9 10 0

    W: J. Lieber (2-4)

    L: M. Morris (2-3)

    Amidst Bonds spectacle, Phillies win eighth straight

    SportsTicker

    PHILADELPHIA (SportsTicker) -- Barry Bonds inched closer to Babe Ruth. The Philadelphia Phillies inched closer to their 1991 brethren.

    Bonds hit his 713th career home run, but the Phillies posted their eighth straight win, 9-5, over the San Francisco Giants to capture a sweep of the three-game series.

    A seven-time National League MVP, Bonds moved within one homer of tying Ruth (714) for second on the all-time home run list. The 41-year-old lefthanded slugger, who heard from the hecklers all night, drew an intentional walk in the first and singled to right field in the fourth.

    In the sixth inning, Bonds smacked a 2-1 pitch from Phillies starter Jon Lieber (2-4) off the facing in the upper deck in right field to pull the Giants within 5-3. Thousands stood in amazement at the shot that was estimated at 450 feet.

    In his final at-bat, Bonds appeared anxious while trying to hit No. 714, as he was struck out by Aaron Fultz on a failed check swing.

    Lieber surrendered four runs and six hits in seven frames and Pat Burrell and Aaron Rowand homered for Philadelphia, which has posted its longest winning streak since a 13-game run from July 30-August 12, 1991.

    After Bobby Abreu plated Jimmy Rollins on a single to center field, Burrell followed with a two-run shot to center for a 3-0 lead in the first. Run-scoring hits by Rollins and Chase Utley in the next inning drove in two more runs for a 5-1 lead.

    Rowand hit his sixth homer of the year as part of a three-run sixth that increased the lead to 8-3.

    Matt Morris (2-3) was tagged for seven runs and eight hits in five frames for San Francisco, which has dropped seven of its last eight contests.

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