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Bonds homers, but Glavine gets the best of Giants

May 9, 2007 - 6:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- Barry Bonds continued his assault on the record books, but it did not stop Tom Glavine from moving closer to his 300th career win.

While Bonds inched closer to shattering baseball's most hallowed record with his 745th homer, Glavine was brilliant as the New York Mets notched a 4-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

Bonds' solo shot was his seventh in his last 15 games, moving him within 10 home runs of Hank Aaron's all-time record of 755. It was the first homer for Bonds off Glavine since April 23, 1997, when he hit an inside-the-park home run at Candlestick Park.

It was one of the few mistakes made by Glavine (4-1), who is looking to make his way into the record books as well. The 41-year-old lefthander pitched over six innings for the first time this season and notched career win No. 294.

Glavine needs six wins to become just the 23rd pitcher in major league history to win 300 games.

"It's nice and I want to get there as quickly as I can, but it's more important to pitch well and give the team a chance to win," Glavine said. "I know I am one win closer, but it's still too far away to focus on."

The former Cy Young Award winner induced 12 ground-ball outs while limiting the Giants to one run and five hits with five strikeouts in seven innings.

"He threw well, good command, changed speeds, he located well and kept us off-balance pretty much all night," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.

Pedro Feliciano pitched a 1-2-3 eighth striking out two, including Bonds looking to end the frame.

"Nice job by Feliciano," said Mets manager Willie Randolph, who collected his 200th career victory. "He goes unnoticed a lot, but he came through facing the meat of their lineup."

Billy Wagner worked a perfect ninth for his seventh save in as many chances.

Jose Reyes and the Mets gave Glavine all the run support he needed in the first inning.

Reyes, who went 2-for-4, led off the game with a double to right-center to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

The Mets jumped on fastball from starter Matt Cain early in the count. David Wright broke out of a 2-for-18 slump with a double that scored Reyes, and Carlos Beltran followed with an RBI double. After Carlos Delgado grounded out, former Giant Moises Alou plated Beltran with a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead.

Reyes stretched the lead to 4-0 in the second when he drove in Paul Lo Duca with his major league-leading sixth triple. As it turned out, that was all Cain would allow, holding the Mets scoreless for the next five innings.

"We just went up there swinging," Wright said. "You've got to take advantage of your opportunities and we did that. Late in the game he (Cain) settled down. You've got to strike when you can."

Lo Duca went 3-for-4 for the Mets, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season.

Cain (1-3) allowed four runs and 10 hits in seven innings in losing his second straight decision.

Omar Vizquel had two hits and Randy Winn singled in the third to extend his hitting streak to 10 games for the Giants.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - TOM GLAVINE, PEDRO FELICIANO (8TH), BILLY WAGNER (9TH) AND
    PAUL LO DUCA
    SFO - MATT CAIN, KEVIN CORREIA (8TH) AND BENGIE MOLINA

    HOME RUNS: NYM - NONE
    SFO - B

    May 9 12:38 AM


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    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BARRY BONDS (11) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF TOM GLAVINE.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4, SAN FRANCISCO 1
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R DURHAM (.294, 1-FOR-1)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 8 11:15 PM


  • NL
    AT SAN FRANCISCO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JOSE REYES SCORED PAUL LO DUCA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J REYES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 4
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR NY METS: D WRIGHT (.252, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 8 10:39 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 3 3 3 0
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - TOM GLAVINE
    SFO - MATT CAIN

    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R WINN (.297, 1 HR, 10 RBI)
    O VIZQUEL (.246, 0 HR, 11 RBI)
    R AURILIA (.282, 1 HR, 16 RBI)

    Mets vs. GiantsMay 8 10:22 PM