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Bonds, Giants travel to Atlanta

Aug 14, 2007 - 2:08 PM San Francisco (50-68) at Atlanta (62-56) 7:35 pm EDT

ATLANTA (Ticker) -- The Atlanta Braves host Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series.

Bonds went 1-for-3 in the opener of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, sitting out the nightcap.

The seven-time MVP will be taking his hacks against a pitcher he knows very well on Tuesday, the Braves' John Smoltz (10-6, 3.03 ERA). Bonds is 19-for-66 (.288) with eight homers and 14 RBI against Smoltz in his career.

The Giants have always been a tough matchup for Smoltz, who owns a 12-15 record with a 4.11 ERA in 46 games - 37 starts - against them in his career. The veteran ace allowed three runs - two earned - in 6 1/3 innings last Wednesday at the New York Mets but did not factor in the decision.

Atlanta's hitters will be dealing with righthander Scott Atchinson (0-0, 1.17). The 31-year-old will be making his first career start after 37 career relief appearances. Atchinson has allowed one run in 7 2/3 innings this season.

The Braves sit 3 1/2 games behind the Mets (65-52) in the National League East after dropping two of three to the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 9 2
    ATLANTA 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 5 11 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: SFO - KEVIN CORREIA, JACK TASCHNER (5TH), SCOTT ATCHISON (6TH), BRAD
    HENNESSEY (8TH), STEVE KLINE (9TH), RANDY MESSENGER (9TH) AND
    BENGIE MOLINA, GUILLERMO RODRIGUE

    Aug 14 10:46 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CHIPPER JONES SCORED WILLIE HARRIS.
    FINAL SCORE: ATLANTA 5, SAN FRANCISCO 4

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 10:46 PM
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    roots
    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 10:46 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY RANDY WINN SCORED DANIEL ORTMEIER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R DURHAM ON SECOND, D ROBERTS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 4
    ATLANTA 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: R DAVIS (.326, 0-FOR-1)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 10:22 PM
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    roots
    RUWTbot Added 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 10:22 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 10:07 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MATT DIAZ SCORED YUNEL ESCOBAR.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, M DIAZ ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ATLANTA 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: W HARRIS (.328, 1-FOR-3)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 9:30 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY YUNEL ESCOBAR SCORED BRIAN MCCANN AND ANDRUW
    JONES.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, Y ESCOBAR ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ATLANTA 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J SMOLTZ (.111, 0-FOR-0, 2 SAC)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 9:28 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARK TEIXEIRA (5) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF JACK TASCHNER.
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3, ATLANTA 1
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.271, 1-FOR-2)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 9:18 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN KLESKO SCORED RANDY WINN AND BARRY BONDS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R KLESKO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 3
    ATLANTA 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: B MOLINA (.269, 1-FOR-1)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 8:16 PM


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    AT ATLANTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY PEDRO FELIZ SCORED BARRY BONDS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, P FELIZ ON FIRST, B MOLINA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: SAN FRANCISCO 1
    ATLANTA 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR SAN FRANCISCO: O VIZQUEL (.251, 2 HR, 33 RBI)

    Giants vs. BravesAug 14 7:54 PM