Final in 11

Series: Game 2 of 2

San Francisco won 2-0

Game 1: Friday, May 21
San Francisco6Final
Montreal5
Game 2: Saturday, May 22
San Francisco7Final
in 11
Montreal2
Game 3: Sunday, May 23
San FranciscoPostponed
Montreal

Giants 7

(19-24, 10-10 away)

Expos 2

(14-29, 7-13 home)

    7:05 PM ET, May 22, 2004

    Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto Rico 

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    W: T. Walker (3-0)

    L: J. Fikac (0-1)

    Pierzynski adds grand slam in 11th

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Barry Bonds drove in the go-ahead run with the bases loaded in the 11th inning and A.J. Pierzynski followed with a grand slam Saturday night to help the San Francisco Giants to a 7-2 victory over the Montreal Expos.

    Pierzynski, who has struggled most of the season, finished with six RBI. It was his second home run of the season and his third career grand slam.

    Two batters earlier, Bonds came to the plate with nobody out and no place for Expos pitcher Jeremy Fikac (0-1) to put him.

    It could have been a moment to remember for baseball fans in Puerto Rico, who were getting what could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the slugger. Instead, Bonds hit a hard grounder to second baseman Jose Vidro, who was playing at double-play depth, but tried to get the out at home. Michael Tucker beat the throw and the Giants took a 3-2 lead.

    Two batters later, Pierzynski hit one over the right-field wall for the five-run lead.

    Fikac got little help by his infield's decision making in the 11th. Two batters before Bonds, Edgardo Alfonzo laid down a bunt just in front of home plate. Catcher Brian Schneider fielded it and tried for the out at second, but failed to get it.

    Tyler Walker (3-0) pitched the 10th and 11th for the win.

    The Expos had a great chance to win in the 10th. With runners on first and third, Giants manager Felipe Alou elected to walk Terrmel Sledge to load the bases and pitch to Juan Rivera. Rivera responded by grounding into a 5-3 double play.

    Bonds played for the second straight night despite his sore back. His biggest highlight came in left field, where he threw out Orlando Cabrera, who ran through third base coach Manny Acta's stop sign and was out easily at home with the Expos trailing 2-1 in the fourth.

    Bonds finished 0-for-3 and two walks, the first intentional and the second which led to a run on Pierzynski's two-run double in the fourth. Bulbs flashed and the crowd went crazy every time Bonds swung. He made decent contact with the game tied at 2 in the ninth, but it resulted in a routine fly to left and set things up for San Francisco's big 11th inning.

    Starting pitchers Claudio Vargas and Jerome Williams were both effective, each throwing seven innings and allowing only two runs.

    Game notes


    Montreal's Carl Everett made a diving catch in left to end the seventh inning, a nice play for the outfielder, who just returned from a shoulder injury this week. ... Vidro started climbing out of his slump, going 2-for-4 to improve to four for his last 35.

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