SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth on Friday night,
just not for that 714th home run so many are anticipating.
Bonds hit a bases-clearing double to tie Ruth for third on the
career list with 1,356 extra-base hits and also singled in a run
for his fourth RBI, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona
"That's pretty cool," Bonds said. "Wow, I didn't even know
Jason Schmidt (1-2) struck out nine in seven strong innings on
the way to his first victory of the season and 10th straight
against Arizona, and Moises Alou hit a three-run homer and drove in
four runs. Pedro Feliz and Randy Winn also drove in runs and Omar
Vizquel had three hits and scored twice for the Giants, who snapped
Arizona's three-game winning streak.
Bonds doubled in the third to give San Francisco a 3-2 lead and
Alou followed with a bloop single to center to score Bonds. In the
fifth, Bonds singled through the hole between second and shortstop
to score a run. He grounded out in the sixth and drew his 619th
career intentional walk and 12th this season in the eighth before
being lifted for pinch-runner Jason Ellison.
Alou then hit a three-run homer to left-center, his team-leading
"The momentum of the game changed on Barry's double,"
Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "The two guys in the middle
of their order each had four RBI. I walked him in the eighth
because we had a chance for a double. It's a situation where you
pick your poison."
Bonds had another big game after hitting career home runs 710
and 711 in consecutive games Tuesday and Wednesday. This was Bonds'
second multi-RBI game of the year after his two-run, pinch-hit
homer in a loss Wednesday to the New York Mets.
He needs four home runs to pass Ruth's 714 for second on the
career list and 45 to break Hank Aaron's all-time mark of 755.
And he needs 121 more extra-base hits to tie that Aaron record.
"Anything's possible," said Bonds, whose surgically repaired
right knee again was affected by the cool Bay Area air. "Stay in
there long enough and anything's possible."
Bonds came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs in
the third, forcing Miguel Batista (2-1) to pitch to him and avoid
walking in a run. Schmidt hit a one-out single and Vizquel and
Kevin Frandsen followed by each drawing walks before Winn flied out
to bring up Bonds.
"I have a .300 average," said Bonds, who didn't expect to
start Saturday's day game. "It's fun right now. We're playing
good, our team is good, everybody's happy right now. It's just a
good feeling all the way around right now."
Schmidt had his outing pushed back two days so Matt Morris could
pitch Wednesday following his ejection Sunday at Colorado after
making only eight pitches. Morris plunked two of the five batters
he faced and was fined for it Friday.
Schmidt didn't allow a baserunner past first after the second.
He allowed two runs and five hits and walked two.
"It was a breath of fresh air to have a game like that,"
Schmidt said. "It had been a long time. I got some kinks out.
Hopefully I can build off that."
Frandsen, called up earlier in the day to replace injured second
baseman Ray Durham and inserted into the starting lineup for his
major league debut, had three hits and scored three runs.
"I was just happy for Kevin, man," Bonds said. "He went out
and got three hits today. That's pretty good for his debut."
Frandsen singled to center in the fifth for his first major
league hit, drawing a standing ovation. He singled again in the
sixth and eighth.
Frandsen received a shaving cream pie to the face afterward and
had about 100 people in the stands rooting for him.
"It was a fun night," Frandsen said. "That's more than I've
ever expected. I thought one would be good and three is more than I
could ever have dreamed of."
Johnny Estrada hit an RBI single in the second and Batista added
an RBI groundout two batters later for the Diamondbacks, who had
won four of five.
"Jason Schmidt just has our number," Arizona's Luis Gonzalez
said. "He's one of the best pitchers in the league and he's just
dominating against us."
Batista allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 1-3 innings, in the
shortest outing among his five 2006 starts. He had a no-decision
against the Giants on April 17 in Phoenix.
Durham went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained
left hamstring. ... Winn, batting third for the second straight
game, stole his second base of the year in the fifth. ... Giants
LHP Noah Lowry, on the DL since April 7 with a strained right
muscle on his right side, struck out nine in 4 2-3 scoreless
innings in a rehab outing for the Class-A San Jose Giants against
High Desert. Lowry, who struck out the side twice, allowed five
hits and left with a 3-0 lead. ... Aaron holds the record for most
extra-base hits with 1,477, 100 ahead of second-place Stan Musial.
... San Francisco is 10-3 with both Bonds and Alou in the lineup
and 16-6 dating to last season. "It's working real good," Bonds
said. "I hope it stays like that all year." ... The Giants had 16
singles, their most since also hitting 16 on July 8, 1993, at
Philadelphia. ... Feliz had his second straight three-hit game.