Despite Bonds' Two Homers, Mariners win 8-5

Barry Bonds got his first two homers of the season in this afternoon's game. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to bring the Giants another win in Spring Training.

Giants sent up Jerome Williams to start this afternoon's game. Williams gave up 5 runs on 8 hits in 4 1/3 innings, but also got 6 strikeouts.

Bonds hit his first homer of the game, which bounced off the right-field foul pole, with Ray Durham on third base to give the Giants an early 2-0 lead in the first. An RBI double put the Mariners on the board in the third, and they took the lead in the fourth with an RBI triple by Quinton McCracken, who scored on a single by Dan Wilson.

In the bottom of the fourth, Bonds tied the game with his second homer, a solo shot. However the Mariners scored two runs in the next two innings to pull away.

Raul Ibanez hit an RBI triple followed by run-scoring double by Scott Spiezio to put the Mariners ahead 5-3 in the fifth. They added two more in the sixth with Ramon Santiago knocking in a run and Eric Owens hitting a sacrifice fly. Pat Borders gave the Mariners their eigth run with a grounduot in the seventh.

Notes: Giants right-hander Jason Schmidt was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday because of a sore throwing shoulder. This game marked the Giants 10th loss of spring training.

March 19, 2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle Mariners 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 8 12 0
San Francisco Giants 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 11 3

WP Ryan Franklin (1-0), LP Jerome Williams (0-4), S Terry Mulholland (1)



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