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Bonds' home run creeps over wall

PRO BASEBALL Booed when he was introduced before the game, Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants got a standing ovation after his homer, and then more boos


Barry Bonds of Giants celebrates after hitting his 714th career home run, tying Babe Ruth for second place on the all time home run list, during the second inning against the Athletics at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California, Saturday. San Francisco defeated Oakland 4-2.


Barry Bonds tied Babe Ruth for second place on the Major League Baseball career home run list Saturday, hitting his 714th homer during San Francisco's 4-2, 10-inning victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

Bonds, ending a nine-game slump, hit into the first deck of the elevated stands in right-center at McAfee Coliseum in the second inning. Though the A's don't provide estimated distances on home runs, this one appeared to travel about 400 feet -- far from being one of Bonds' trademark behemoth drives.

Next up is Hank Aaron's MLB record of 755.

Ray Durham hit a go-ahead RBI single to score Omar Vizquel in the 10th, Steve Finley added a sacrifice fly in the inning and Mike Matheny homered in the seventh as the Giants ended a four-game losing streak in the Bay Bridge Series.

Jason Schmidt pitched into the ninth before missing his chance to win a fourth straight decision. Armando Benitez (3-0) blew his second save but recovered for the win, while Kiko Calero (0-1) loaded the bases in the 10th on the way to the loss.

White Sox 7, Cubs 0

At Chicago, Tadahito Iguchi hit a grand slam and a two-run drive and the Cubs-White Sox rivalry boiled over in a melee that led to four ejections.

The Cubs' Michael Barrett punched A.J. Pierzynski in the jaw after a home-plate collision between the two catchers in the second inning and the benches emptied.

Freddy Garcia (7-1) won his seventh straight decision, allowing eight hits in eight shutout innings. He was backed by three double plays against a Cubs team that has lost 17 of 21.

Rich Hill (0-4), still searching for his first major league win, gave up five hits and seven runs in four-plus innings, while issuing five walks.

Yankees 5, Mets 4, 11 innings

At New York, pinch-hitter Andy Phillips lined a RBI single in the 11th inning to lift the Yankees to an improbable win in the Subway Series.

Johnny Damon hustled to beat a double-play relay that capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning against Mets closer Billy Wagner.

Phillips, hitting only .174, delivered a two-out single off Jorge Julio (1-2) after Miguel Cairo drew a leadoff walk and stole two bases in the 11th.

Mariano Rivera (2-3) pitched two scoreless innings to get the win.

Pedro Martinez tossed seven shutout innings, and Carlos Delgado and Cliff Floyd homered for the Mets. Martinez struck out eight and allowed four hits.

Mike Mussina allowed five hits and four runs in seven innings for the Yankees, but only two of his runs were earned.

Dodgers 8, Angels 4

At Los Angeles, pinch-hitter J.D. Drew's 150th career homer leading off the seventh drove in the go-ahead run for the streaking Dodgers.

The Dodgers won by scoring seven runs in their final three at-bats.

The win was the 11th in 14 games for the National League club. The loss was the fourth straight and 16th in 21 games for the Angels.

Drew hit a 1-2 pitch from Scot Shields (1-3) into the right-field bullpen to snap a 4-4 tie.

Joe Beimel (1-0) earned his first big league victory since 2003 by striking out the side in the seventh. Willy Aybar also hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers.

Dallas McPherson hit a two-run homer for the Angels.

Rangers 6, Astros 0

At Houston, Kevin Millwood pitched seven sharp innings and Michael Young drove in two runs as Texas blanked Houston.

Millwood (5-3) allowed four hits and struck out six with no walks, improving to 4-0 with a 2.31 ERA on the road. He retired 10 straight batters, striking out four, before Morgan Ensberg's single with one out in the seventh.

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