Series: Game 1 of 3

San Francisco leads 1-0 (as of 7/2)

Game 1: Friday, July 2
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Game 2: Saturday, July 3
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Game 3: Sunday, July 4
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Athletics 3

(44-34, 17-22 away)

Giants 7

(45-35, 25-15 home)

    10:15 PM ET, July 2, 2004

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: K. Rueter (4-6)

    L: M. Redman (6-5)

    Durham hits two; Giants beat Redman again

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds hit his third homer in three days and Ray Durham hit two homers and drove in a career-high five runs in the San Francisco Giants' 7-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

    Marquis Grissom also homered for the Giants, who scored at least six runs for starter Kirk Rueter (4-6) for the fourth time this season in his 17 starts.

    Bonds, who went 1-for-3 with an intentional walk, hit his 22nd home run of the year and No. 680 of his career. He sent a 3-2 pitch from Mark Redman (6-5) over the wall in left-center for a solo shot leading off the fourth to put the Giants ahead 4-3. Bonds has four homers in five days following a 12-game homerless drought.

    Rueter won for the second time in four starts. He had two straight no-decisions coming in, including last Saturday's 8-7, 10-inning loss to the A's in Oakland. He allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, walked three and struck out one.

    Jim Brower and Matt Herges combined for three innings of scoreless relief.

    Oakland gave up four home runs a day after hitting a season-high five to complete a three-game sweep of division rival Anaheim. The A's had won six of eight, with the two losses during that stretch coming to San Francisco last weekend.

    Redman lost his second straight start to the Giants after a defeat last Sunday pitching on three days' rest in place of the injured Tim Hudson. He allowed four runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings.

    On Friday, the lefty was tagged for seven runs on six hits in six innings. He walked five and struck out one.

    Grissom hit his 13th homer of the year on a 3-2 pitch in the first, a solo shot to left. Durham hit a two-run homer to left in the third for his fifth of the season, then connected for a three-run shot with two outs in the sixth.

    The A's took a 3-0 lead in the first on RBI triples by Eric Byrnes and Jermaine Dye, and Damian Miller's run-scoring single.

    Oakland, which began a nine-game road trip, has lost 13 of 17 away from home.

    The A's are anxious to get back to full strength. The A's have six players on the disabled list after lefty reliever Arthur Rhodes was placed on the DL before the game with a back strain. The club has used the DL eight times this season after needing it only six times in all of 2003.

    Mark Kotsay was thrown out at the plate trying to score the tying run for the A's in the fifth. Byrnes doubled deep to the corner in left, Bonds hit shortstop Neifi Perez on the relay just behind third base, and Perez fired home a perfect throw to catcher Yorvit Torrealba, who put a hard tag on Kotsay.

    Bonds was intentionally walked in the fifth -- the inning after his homer -- giving him 117 walks on the year and 62 intentional. That leaves the six-time NL MVP four walks shy of passing Rickey Henderson (2,190) for the major league record.

    Game notes

    Coming into the game, Bonds had one other at-bat against Redman -- and it was a homer. ... The Giants are 11-5 in interleague games, while the A's fell to 8-8. ... Rueter is 6-3 in 12 career outings against the A's. He improved to 14-5 in interleague. ... The Giants sold out for the eighth straight game, drawing 42,586.

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