Bonds two HRs gives Giants win
Barry Bonds gets pitched around so often that Trevor Hoffman thought he could sneak a first-pitch fastball by him.
After tying the game with a three-run homer in the seventh inning, Bonds won it with a solo shot off Hoffman in the ninth, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
''The pitch I threw is a pitch that's going to make your manager and pitching coach cranky,'' Hoffman said. ''It was a pitch that was good enough to hit out of the ballpark, so it was a pitch that shouldn't have been thrown.''
Bonds, who has 91 walks this season, has 24 homers on the year and 591 for his career.
''I've never seen anything like what he did tonight,'' said reliever Jeremy Fikac, who served up Bonds' three-run homer. ''I don't know if he's human right now.''
With one out in the ninth, Bonds drove the first pitch he saw from Hoffman (1-1) down the right-field line, the ball curling just inside the foul pole. It went an estimated 378 feet.
It was the first homer allowed by Hoffman in 28 innings this season.
''He hit a good pitch on the inside off Trevor,'' Giants manager Dusty Baker said. ''They know each other pretty good. They've been facing each other for years. That's a real cat-and-mouse game between those two. Trevor's a star and Barry's a star. Tonight, Barry won.''
Bonds is fourth on the career homer list, 69 behind his godfather, Willie Mays. It was his 60th multihomer game.
Bonds has 68 career homers against the Padres, his most against any team, and 36 in San Diego, his most in any road ballpark.
They were Bonds' first homers since June 12, a span of eight games. Bonds walked twice Monday, the first intentionally, and he remains on pace to break the single-season walks record of 177 he set last season when he hit 73 home runs.
Rockies 4, Dodgers 1
An emotionally charged Mike Hampton won for the first time in four starts and hit his second home run of the season as visiting Colorado won its fifth straight.
Pitching for the first time since the death of former Houston teammate Darryl Kile, Hampton wore Kile's No. 57 on his cap. He allowed one run and five hits over six innings and was aided by three double plays.
After giving up Shawn Green's two-out homer in the first, Hampton (4-8) homered off Kazuhisa Ishii (11-3) to lead off the second and give Colorado a 3-1 lead. It was Hampton's ninth career homer -- the most among active pitchers -- and his 50th RBI.
Jose Jimenez got three outs for his 20th save. It was his 61st with the Rockies, breaking Bruce Ruffin's club record.
Braves 3, Mets 2
At New York, pinch-hitter Keith Lockhart lined a leadoff home run in the ninth inning against Scott Strickland (6-4) and Atlanta won its sixth straight.
The Braves improved to 17-4 in June behind a solid effort from starter Kevin Millwood and the majors' best bullpen. Julio Franco also homered for Atlanta.
The Mets began a big week -- four games against the Braves and three against the Yankees -- by dropping 8 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
Phillies 15, Marlins 4
Ricky Ledee had a career-high four hits, hiking his average from .140 to .190, and Vicente Padilla pitched five innings for his 10th victor as Philadelphia beat Florida.
Pat Burrell and Mike Lieberthal each homered and drove in four runs. Bobby Abreu also homered. The Associated Press