Series: Game 1 of 3

San Francisco leads 1-0 (as of 5/9)

Game 1: Tuesday, May 9
Chi Cubs1Final
San Francisco6
Game 2: Wednesday, May 10
Chi Cubs8Final
San Francisco1
Game 3: Thursday, May 11
Chi Cubs3Final
San Francisco9

Cubs 1

(14-18, 6-12 away)

Giants 6

(16-17, 9-7 home)

10:15 PM ET, May 9, 2006

AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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CHC 010000000 1 5 0
SF 10010130 - 6 12 0

W: J. Schmidt (3-2)

L: R. Hill (0-2)

Bonds can tie Babe Ruth with 714th home run vs. Cubs

Chicago Cubs (14-17) at San Francisco (15-17) 10:15 pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) - Barry Bonds can make Rich Hill a reluctant part of history.

Bonds looks to tie Hall of Famer Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time list with his 714th home run Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants host the Chicago Cubs to open a three-game series.

A seven-time National League Most Valuable Player, Bonds is back home, where he hit his 500th, 600th and 700th career home runs, as well as the 73rd of his record-breaking 2001 season. He hit his 713th Sunday at Philadelphia.

With Bonds getting a night off Monday, the Giants received home runs Pedro Feliz and Mike Lamb to snap a four-game losing streak in a 7-5 triumph over the Houston Astros.

Coming off his best outing of the season, Jason Schmidt (2-2, 3.77 ERA) tries for his third consecutive victory for San Francisco. He tossed a five-hitter without yielding a walk in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Looking to avoid becoming the answer to a trivia question, Hill (0-1, 11.25) makes his second start of the season. He was pounded for five runs and six hits in four innings of Thursday's loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Cubs have lost a season-high seven straight games and 10 of 12, including Monday's 8-3 loss to the the San Diego Padres. In their last 10 contests, they have been outscored, 62-12.

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Gameday Matchup

 ChicagoSan Francisco
Current StreakW1L4
Last 104-61-9

Pitching Matchup

ChicagoSan Francisco
R. Hill
6-7, 4.17 ERA

Last Game:
9/27 at CHC
7.0 IP, 2 ER
Dec = ND
J. Schmidt
11-9, 3.59 ERA

Last Game:
10/1 at SF
6.0 IP, 3 ER
Dec = ND

Gameday Lineups

NO.ChicagoSan Francisco
1. J. Pierre, CF R. Winn, RF
2. R. Cedeno, SS O. Vizquel, SS
3. T. Walker, 1B L. Niekro, 1B
4. A. Ramirez, 3B B. Bonds, LF
5. M. Barrett, C P. Feliz, 3B
6. J. Jones, RF S. Finley, CF
7. M. Murton, LF M. Matheny, C
8. N. Perez, 2B J. Vizcaino, 2B
9. R. Hill, P J. Schmidt, P