10:15 PM ET, April 4, 2007
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
• Summary: Barry Bonds slammed his 735th home run on Wednesday in San Francisco's 5-3 loss to the visiting San Diego Padres to move within 20 of Hank Aaron's record.
• Turning point: Marcus Giles's two-run home run to left in the top of the third off Giants starter Matt Cain gave the Padres a 3-2 lead.
• Figure this: With his solo shot to left, Bonds became the Giants leader for runs scored at 1,481, passing his godfather, Willie Mays' 1,480. Bonds tipped his cap to the cheers when he took the field in the inning's top half.
• Web Gem-worthy: Bonds' running catch toward the foul line took away an easy double from Giles in the third inning that effectively stole a Padres run.
• Quotable: "It's not a countdown yet, not close enough yet. When it's about 750, that's when we can count down." -- Barry Bonds.
-- ESPN.com news services
Padres 5, Giants 3
San Diego's Chris Young (right) didn't get the win, but he is still 9-0 with 16 no-decisions in his last 25 road starts (3-0 in his last nine with Texas in 2005 and 6-0 in 16 road starts with San Diego in 2006). The most consecutive road starts without losing:
|*Young's teams are 17-8 in those 25 games (Texas 5-4, San Diego 12-4)|
Last year, it took the Padres until May 3 for a three-homer game. ... Bonds didn't hit his first 2006 home run until April 22 at Colorado, his 13th game, 50th plate appearance and 31st at-bat. ... Bonds has 1,375 career RBIs, 13 shy of Willie McCovey's San Francisco record of 1,388. ... Roberts hit a career-best 13 triples last season. ... Gonzalez finished 3-for-4. ... The Padres will try for a three-game sweep Thursday.
Regular Season Series
|San Diego leads 14-4 (as of Wed 4/4)|
|Tue 4/3||SD 7, @SF 0||Recap|
|» Wed 4/4||SD 5, @SF 3||Box Score|
|Thu 4/5||@SF 5, SD 3||Recap|
|Mon 4/9||@SD 1, SF 0||Recap|
|Tue 4/10||SF 6, @SD 5||Recap|
|Wed 4/11||@SD 4, SF 0||Recap|
|Mon 6/25||@SF 4, SD 3||Recap|
|Tue 6/26||SD 3, @SF 2||Recap|
|Wed 6/27||SD 4, @SF 2||Recap|
|Fri 8/3||@SD 4, SF 3||Recap|
|Sat 8/4||@SD 3, SF 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/5||@SD 5, SF 4||Recap|
|Fri 9/14||@SD 5, SF 4||Recap|
|Sat 9/15||@SD 6, SF 0||Recap|
|Sun 9/16||@SD 5, SF 1||Recap|
|Mon 9/24||@SF 9, SD 4||Recap|
|Tue 9/25||SD 6, @SF 4||Recap|
|Wed 9/26||SD 11, @SF 3|
|Complete Schedule: Padres | Giants|
|1st||B Bonds homered to left center.||0||1|
|3rd||O Vizquel singled to left, D Roberts scored.||0||2|
|5th||K Greene homered to left.||1||2|
|5th||M Giles homered to left, T Sledge scored.||3||2|
|6th||P Feliz singled to center, R Durham scored.||3||3|
|8th||A Gonzalez homered to right, M Giles scored.||5||3|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||39,938 (95.3% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||58 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott|