Series: Game 1 of 3

LA Dodgers leads 1-0 (as of 5/12)

Game 1: Friday, May 12
LA Dodgers6Final
San Francisco1
Game 2: Saturday, May 13
LA Dodgers5Final
San Francisco6
Game 3: Sunday, May 14
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San Francisco3

Dodgers 6

(18-18, 8-8 away)

Giants 1

(17-19, 10-9 home)

    10:15 PM ET, May 12, 2006

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    LA 003011001 6 11 2
    SF 000001000 1 4 0

    W: B. Penny (3-1)

    L: M. Morris (2-4)

    Bonds once again tries to match Ruth on home run list

    LA Dodgers (17-18) at San Francisco (17-18) 10:15 pm EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- Barry Bonds tries to tie Babe Ruth: Take Four.

    After failing to homer in three straight games, Bonds takes aim at Brad Penny on Friday when the San Francisco Giants open a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    A seven-time MVP, Bonds hit his 713th career home run in Philadelphia on Sunday, bringing him within one of Ruth for second place on the all-time list. However, Bonds is just 1-for-10 with four walks since, including an 0-for-3 in Thursday's 9-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

    Pedro Feliz picked up the slack with three hits and scored three runs and Steve Finley added three RBI for the Giants, who have won three of four since a stretch of seven losses in eight games.

    San Francisco will give the ball to Matt Morris (2-3, 6.16 ERA), who is 0-3 with an 8.25 ERA over his last five starts. The bearded righthander allowed seven runs and eight hits - including two homers - in five innings of Sunday's 9-5 loss to Philadelphia.

    Penny (2-1, 2.98) will be in charge of controlling Bonds, who is 5-for-13 with three homers lifetime against the righthander.

    The 27-year-old Penny has yielded three runs or fewer in all seven of his starts this season, but has not won in any of his last five outings. He allowed three runs in 5 1/3 frames Saturday in an eventual 5-4 win against Milwaukee.

    The Dodgers had their season-high five-game winning streak snapped Thursday, dropping a 4-2 decision to Houston despite two hits from Nomar Garciaparra and a solo homer from Jeff Kent.

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    Gameday Matchup

     Los AngelesSan Francisco
    Current StreakW7L4
    Last 109-11-9

    Pitching Matchup

    Los AngelesSan Francisco
    B. Penny
    16-9, 4.33 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/28 at COL
    1.0 IP, 3 ER
    Dec = ND
    M. Morris
    10-15, 4.98 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/26 at SF
    8.0 IP, 2 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.Los AngelesSan Francisco
    1. R. Furcal, SS R. Winn, RF
    2. K. Lofton, CF O. Vizquel, SS
    3. N. Garciaparra, 1B M. Sweeney, 1B
    4. J. Drew, RF B. Bonds, LF
    5. J. Kent, 2B S. Finley, CF
    6. A. Ethier, LF P. Feliz, 3B
    7. W. Aybar, 3B R. Durham, 2B
    8. B. Penny, P M. Matheny, C
    9. R. Martinez, PH M. Morris, P