SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds was intentionally walked three
times to set the single-season record, and Brett Tomko took a
shutout into the eighth inning to lead the San Francisco Giants
over the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Saturday night.
The three intentional walks gave Bonds 71 before the All-Star
break, topping his own record established in 2002 when he was
walked 68 times over the entire season. Hall of Famer Willie
McCovey held the record with 45 in 1969 before Bonds.
Bonds, who has walked a total of 131 times, has more intentional
walks than any team in the major leagues. The St. Louis Cardinals
are next with 40.
Tim Olson had two of Arizona's four hits as the Diamondbacks
lost their fifth in six games.
Tomko (4-5) did not allow a runner past first base through seven
innings and retired 10 of 11 at one point. He gave up one run on
five hits and did not walk a batter in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out
Brandon Webb (3-9) is winless in his last seven starts and is
1-8 over his last 14. His last victory came against the Giants on
June 3 despite allowing three or fewer runs in each of his last
Webb lasted 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits
while walking five and striking out six.
The Diamondbacks have been struggling on the road, losing 11 of
their last 12. Overall, Arizona has not won a series since June
11-13 in Toronto, nor has it put together two consecutive victories
since June 10-11.
Webb shut down the Giants on two hits through the first four
innings before giving up a double to Tomko leading off the fifth.
Two outs later, Snow drove a 2-0 pitch into the left-field
bleachers for his third homer.
The Giants loaded the bases against Webb in the seventh, ending
his night. Randy Choate came in and gave up A.J. Pierzynski's
sacrifice fly, the 19th straight outing he has retired the first
batter he's faced.
Olson doubled and Juan Brito singled to open the eighth to
produce Arizona's run.
Diamondbacks infielder Shea Hillenbrand missed the game with a sore right hamstring. ... Arizona C Brent Mayne, recovering from a back strain, is rehabbing in the minors and is expected to rejoin the Diamondbacks on Thursday. ... The Giants honored former broadcaster Lon Simmons, the 2004 Ford Frick Award winner, with a brief ceremony before game. The Giants also posthumously honored Hall of Famer Russ Hodges by retiring his microphone. ... Tomko had his eighth career double.