WTVY  | Dothan, AL  | News, Weather, Sports

Braves 4, Giants 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds' home fans might have to wait a while to celebrate history.

John Smoltz silenced the sellout crowd eager to see another home run, keeping Bonds stuck at 753 in the Atlanta Braves' 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants last night in San Francisco.

Bonds returned from a seven-game trip two homers shy of tying Hank Aaron's record of 755 but was 1-for-3 with a single and a walk.

His eighth-inning single up the middle off Rafael Soriano was his first hit since connecting for two homers Thursday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Commissioner Bud Selig was a no-show for Bonds' welcome home party on a picture-perfect summer night in the Bay Area, where Bonds faced another one of the Hammer's former teams in the opener of a four-game series.

The Giants took two of three in a weekend series at Milwaukee, where Aaron started and finished his career.

Brian McCann hit a three-run double in the first to stake Smoltz (10-5) to a quick lead. Smoltz has surrendered eight home runs to Bonds but none since giving up two on August ninth, 1998.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8679112