Bonds Homerless in Giants Win Over Nats
Tuesday, August 7, 2007; 2:10 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Randy Winn hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 11th inning Monday to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on a night Barry Bonds failed to hit his record 756th home run.
Nationals rookie starter John Lannan held Bonds hitless and tied with Hank Aaron with 755 homers. Bonds fouled out to third base 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 teams traded single runs in the 10th before Ryan Klesko started the winning rally in the 11th with a double off Ray King (1-1). Dave Roberts was intentionally walked, and Rajai Davis was hit by a pitch, loading the bases.
Luis Ayala came on and got Omar Vizquel to hit into a fielder's choice groundout before Winn won it with a line drive to right field, his fourth hit of the game.
Brad Hennessey (2-3) pitched a scoreless 11th for the win, stopping the Giants' three-game losing streak and Washington's six-game winning streak.
In the 10th, Dmitri Young homered off Scott Atchison in the top half, spoiling the reliever's return to the majors earlier in the day.
But the Giants responded in the bottom half. Winn hit a one-out single against closer Chad Cordero and went to third on pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney's single. With Sweeney running on the pitch, Bengie Molina hit a grounder to second base that scored Winn with the tying run. It was Cordero's eighth blown save in 21 chances.
Lannan, a 22-year-old lefty, allowed one run and eight hits in seven innings in just his third major league appearance. He appeared rattled by the stage early, walking two of the first three batters, but allowed only Bengie Molina's RBI single in the first.
San Francisco rookie Tim Lincecum also allowed a run in the first inning and nothing else. Washington loaded the bases with no outs in the first but could only manage the one run. Young hit a sacrifice fly before Lincecum struck out Austin Kearns and Ryan Church.
Lincecum allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, striking out eight.