Final in 7

Diamondbacks 6

(14-8, 5-6 away)

Giants 0

(12-12, 6-5 home)

    4:05 PM ET, March 22, 2007

    Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale, Arizona 

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    Diamondbacks 6, Giants 0, 6 innings

    Associated Press

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Barry Bonds broke up Brandon Webb's no-hit bid with a sharp single to left-center.

    Yet the most noteworthy thing about the San Francisco slugger's day was how fast he rounded first and went hard several times in the outfield in rainy conditions during the Giants' 6-0, six-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Bonds trusts his 42-year-old legs again -- a sign that he's healthy and ready to go less than two weeks before opening day.

    Did his body felt good considering the nasty weather on a day rain and lightning cut short the game?

    "Yeah," Bonds said before quickly leaving the ballpark. "I'm getting out of here."

    He made a couple of tough catches, including a sliding grab on the warning track in left field on Chris Young's hard-hit ball in the fifth. Not bad during a steady drizzle in the desert -- and enough lightning cracking all afternoon to scare some fans away early. The game went on until it was finally called in the bottom of the seventh when Giants skipper Bruce Bochy hollered at the umpire crew.

    "That was going to be the last inning," Bochy said. "It started raining hard. I just yelled at them, 'That's enough."

    Webb, the 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner, made just his third start of spring training and first since March 6 -- and didn't show any lingering signs of a sore neck that caused him to miss his last turn. His control and command were spot on.

    "It felt pretty good to get back out there and actually face some hitters," Webb said. "I was able to locate my fastball pretty well, and my changeup and curve were pretty good when I threw them. No problems with the neck. I think we're good to go on that, hopefully so.

    Chad Tracy hit a three-run single in Arizona's five-run fifth that broke a scoreless tie. All the runs were unearned after first baseman Mark Sweeney booted a grounder for an error that allowed Tony Clark to reach starting the inning.

    It was raining during Bonds' initial at-bat with lightning flashing in the distance just before he stepped into the batter's box. He flied out to shallow left field to end the first inning. Bonds also grounded out to first to end the sixth.

    He had some good cuts -- including the single to the gap in left-center -- but his hustle on defense was more impressive.

    "He was busting tail today," said Bochy, who will give Bonds the day off Friday. "That's a great effort (sliding catch). The wind just brought it way in. He read it good off the bat."

    Matt Morris faced the minimum through three innings, allowing a single to No. 2 hitter Orlando Hudson in the first before Tracy flied into a double play with Hudson having already taken off.

    For Morris, this was an important outing as he entered his fourth exhibition start with a 16.20 ERA this spring -- and he hadn't gone more than three innings. He was tagged for 12 runs in his first three outings, including seven in his first start March 3.

    This time, he looked as sharp as he has all spring and matched Webb, who retired the first 11 Giants before Bonds' two-out single in the fourth. Morris didn't allow an earned run and gave up five hits in six innings, struck out four and walked one in six strong innings.

    "That's where I should be," Morris said. "It's good to go out there and execute. I tried to stay back and not overthrow. ... It was better (fastball command) -- all the pitches."

    Webb faced only one three-ball count -- to Bonds in the first -- and didn't walk a batter after issuing three in his previous outing March 6 against San Diego. He struck out three, didn't surrender a run and allowed four hits in six innings.

    San Francisco scratched second baseman Ray Durham with tightness in his right hamstring, the latest in the club's long injury list.

    Center fielder Dave Roberts has a sprained joint between his right clavicle area and the sternum. Infielder Rich Aurilia will miss up to a week with a strained right groin that he hurt Wednesday in Tucson, while right-hander Sun-Woo Kim is nursing a strained right calf.

    Both Durham and Roberts would be able to play if this was the regular season.

    "They're minor -- day-to-day," Bochy said.

    Game notes


    Arizona LHP Randy Johnson, working his way back from October back surgery, is to throw about 35 pitches in his next bullpen session Saturday. "We'll start him out like a regular five-day routine," manager Bob Melvin said. Arizona hopes the Big Unit can be back in the rotation by mid-to-late April. ... The Giants reassigned C Justin Knoedler to minor league camp.

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