The Giants tied the game in the fourth with the help of designated hitter, Barry Bonds. Bonds. Bonds has gone through 12-games without blasting one out of the park, but he finally did so today. Bonds hit his nineteenth homer of the season (677 career) to right field tying the game up.
They proceeded to take the lead in the fifth. Catcher, Yorvit Torrealba began the inning off with a double to center, later advancing to third on Ray Duham's sacrifice bunt. Dustan Mohr then did something that was unexpected. Mohr laid down a bunt with Torrealba running towards home. The Giants tacked on their second run of the game on a squeeze play. Marquis Grissom then followed the play with a solo-shot to left field. That wasn't it for the Giants. Bonds drew a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch by Redman with Edgardo Alfonzo at the plate. Alfonzo drove home Bonds with a single to left field, bringing the score to 4-1.
The A's cut down that lead in the fifth. Scott Hatteberg hit a sacrifice fly to Grissom allowing Kotsay to score from second. This was the last run the A's scored in the game.
The Giants tacked on another insurance run in the top of the ninth. With runners on first and third, Torrealba grounds out giving Neifi Perez enough time to score from third.
Player of the Game: Dustan Hermanson. He pitched very well, especially after having trouble getting past the fifth inning in his last two starts. He threw 116 pitches in seven innings.
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