Saturday, August 24, 2002

Expos 7, Giants 2

The Associated Press

        SAN FRANCISCO — Tomo Ohka gave up Barry Bonds' 602nd homer, but he also pitched 7 2-3 strong innings and drove home the go-ahead run with a squeeze bunt Friday night as the Montreal Expos beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2.

        Ohka (11-6) won his third straight decision, allowing six hits and three walks as the Expos snapped San Francisco's four-game winning streak.

        Jose Vidro had a run-scoring triple in the eighth, and Troy O'Leary followed with a two-run double as Montreal broke open a pitchers' duel between Ohka and Russ Ortiz (8-10), who allowed four hits and five walks in 7 2-3 innings.

        The game's start was delayed 29 minutes to accommodate a pregame ceremony honoring Bonds' 600th homer, hit two weeks earlier. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Montreal manager Frank Robinson joined Bonds on the field in a gathering of four of baseball's five top home run hitters.

        After going hitless in three at-bats, Bonds warmed to the occasion in the eighth by hitting his 35th homer of the season to the opposite field. The solo shot entered the stands directly over the large design on the left field wall honoring Bonds' 600th homer.

        On a night when home runs were honored, the Expos got the lead with small ball. In the fifth, Fernando Tatis doubled Orlando Cabrera to third, and Michael Barrett hit a sacrifice fly.

        Ohka failed on two bunt attempts, but his two-strike try dropped in front of home plate as Tatis slid home. Ohka got his second RBI of the season.

        Vidro drove home Brad Wilkerson with an insurance run on his triple off the right-field wall. The hit chased Ortiz, who threw 124 pitches and lost for the fourth time in six starts.

        Barrett hit a two-run homer in the ninth.

        Joey Eischen pitched 1 1-3 innings for his first save.

        San Francisco took a 1-0 lead in the second when Benito Santiago doubled and scored on Reggie Sanders' groundout. Sanders hadn't played since Monday because of food poisoning.

        The Giants swept the reeling New York Mets earlier this week, but they couldn't generate any offense against Ohka for the second time this season. The Japanese right-hander held San Francisco to one run in seven innings of his first career start against the Giants in May.

        Vladimir Guerrero went 1-for-3 with a first-inning triple. He walked and scored on O'Leary's double in the eighth.
        Notes: The Giants gave Bonds a Lexus SUV to honor his 600th. Mays rode in the car when it was driven onto the field. ... The Giants lost two of three at Olympic Stadium in May in the clubs' only previous meetings this season. ... Expos 1B Andres Galarraga got a warm ovation when he entered the game in the seventh. Galarraga was acquired by San Francisco near the 2001 trading deadline, and he sparked a prolonged late-season rally before the Giants fell two games short of the playoffs. Galarraga signed with Montreal in the offseason. ... The Giants sold out Pacific Bell Park for the 43rd time in 63 home games this season.


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