Final in 12

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/12)

Game 1: Friday, June 11
San FranciscoPostponed
Game 1: Saturday, June 12
San Francisco9Final
in 11
Game 2: Saturday, June 12
San Francisco4Final
in 12
Game 3: Sunday, June 13
San Francisco7Final
in 10

Giants 4

(31-31, 16-17 away)

Orioles 5

(27-30, 15-17 home)

    8:30 PM ET, June 12, 2004

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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    SF 20000200000 4 5 2
    BAL 00020020001 5 14 3

    W: J. Parrish (5-2)

    L: S. Eyre (0-1)

    Orioles avoid Bonds, win in 12th

    BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to pitch to Barry Bonds.

    After Bonds hit his 675th homer to help the San Francisco Giants to a 9-6 victory in 11 innings in first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday, the Orioles got smart in the nightcap.

    Bonds received a career-high tying five walks, four intentionally, and Baltimore earned a split when Larry Bigbie singled in the winning run with two outs in the 12th for a 5-4 victory.

    ``It drains you,'' Bonds said of the five walks. ``All you can do is sit there and root for your teammates. They had chances, we had chances, and by the 12th everyone was delirious.''

    In the nightcap, Melvin Mora drew a one-out walk from Scott Eyre (0-1) in the 12th and Matt Herges entered to face Miguel Tejada, who was 0-for-10 for the day until he singled.

    After Javy Lopez struck out and Palmeiro received an intentional walk to load the bases, Bigbie singled to center to win it.

    John Parrish (5-2) pitched two innings of scoreless relief for the Orioles, who avoided falling five games under .500 for the first time this season.

    Seeking their 17th win in 24 games, the Giants managed only five hits.

    Bonds started the day with a major league-leading 82 walks in 50 games, but the Orioles chose to pitch to him in the opener. He extended his season-long run of plate appearances without a walk to 12 before getting a free pass in the third inning of the nightcap.

    Playing as the designated hitter after manning left field in the opener, Bonds reached on an error in the second inning and scored ahead of Yorvit Torrealba, who hit his third homer for a 2-0 lead.

    The Orioles chased Noah Lowry, making his first major league start, during a two-run fifth.

    Pedro Felix tripled in a run in the seventh inning, then scored on a groundout by Edgardo Alfonzo for a 4-2 lead. But the Orioles tied it with two unearned runs in the eighth.

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