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Bonds fails to homer as Giants nip Nats

NO RECORD YET Washington rookie hurler John Lannan baffled the San Francisco slugger, forcing him to foul out, ground into a double play, strike out and draw a walk


Randy Winn singled with the bases loaded in the 11th inning on Monday to lead San Francisco to a 3-2 victory over Washington on a night Barry Bonds failed to hit his record 756th home run.

Nationals rookie starter John Lannan held Bonds hitless and left him tied with Hank Aaron. Bonds fouled out to third in the first inning, walked in the third, grounded into a double play in the fifth and struck out in the seventh before leaving the game.

Ryan Klesko started the rally in the 11th with a double off Ray King (1-1). After an intentional walk and hit batsman loaded the bases, Luis Ayala came on and got a fielder's choice before Winn won it with his fourth hit.

Brad Hennessey (2-3) pitched the 11th for the win, stopping the Giants' three-game losing streak and Washington's six-game winning streak.

Lannan allowed one run and eight hits in seven innings. San Francisco rookie Tim Lincecum allowed one run and five hits in seven innings.

Cardinals 10, Padres 5

At St. Louis, the Cardinals tied a major league record with 10 consecutive hits in a 10-run fifth inning, with pitcher Braden Looper and Aaron Miles getting two each in a victory over San Diego.

Looper opened the inning with a single and then with the Cardinals up 8-3 bunted for another hit. Miles followed both times with singles, the latter driving in a run.

The streak was broken when David Eckstein hit a sacrifice fly and So Taguchi ended the inning by grounding into a double play.

Scott Rolen's three-run homer put St. Louis ahead 7-3 and chased starter David Wells (5-8). Mike Thompson entered and Ryan Ludwick homered on his first pitch.

The Cardinals put an end to a five-game losing streak during which they were outscored 41-11 by Pittsburgh and Washington.

Astros 2, Cubs 1, 10 innings

At Houston, Eric Munson hit an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th to give Houston the victory over Chicago.

Chicago threatened in the 10th against Brad Lidge (3-1) when Jason Kendall led off with a single, took second on a sacrifice and advanced on a flyout. Lidge struck out Cliff Floyd.

Ty Wigginton was walked by Michael Wuertz (2-3) to start the bottom half. After a sacrifice and a fly out, Wuertz threw a wild pitch and Munson singled to right.

Ryan Theriot doubled twice for the Cubs, who have lost four of five.

Rockies 6, Brewers 2

At Denver, Brad Hawpe and Matt Holliday homered to lead Colorado over Milwaukee, which has lost 10 of 14 games but still lead the National League Central by one game over Chicago.

Prince Fielder hit his league-leading 33rd homer and Ryan Braun also connected for Milwaukee.

The Rockies scored four runs off Claudio Vargas (9-4) in the first inning. Todd Helton singled in a run and Hawpe hit a three-run homer, his 19th of the season.

Vargas gave up six runs and 12 hits in seven innings.

Paul Byrd threw his first shutout in more than two years and Travis Hafner homered to lead Cleveland to a 4-0 victory over Minnesota on Monday.

Byrd (10-4) needed 99 pitches to complete the four-hitter, his first shutout since 2005 at Kansas City. The victory allowed Byrd to match last year's win total and now he's eyeing his best season when he went 17-11 for Kansas City in 2002.

Michael Cuddyer, Justin Morneau and Torii Hunter -- Nos. 4-6 in the Minnesota order -- were a combined 1-for-10 on Monday night and 3-for-31 in the series. The Twins have scored more than four runs just once in the last 14 games.

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