Archive for Thursday, March 13, 2003

Bonds bombing; Hampton bumming

March 13, 2003


It seems Mike Hampton's struggles are far from over. Barry Bonds, however, is already on a tear.

Bonds hit his fifth home run of spring training, and a split squad of San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-2, Wednesday. The only five-time MVP in baseball history, Bonds is 8-for-20 (.400) this spring with nine RBIs.

"He's a freak of nature," Brewers slugger Richie Sexson said.

Hampton gave up a grand slam to former teammate Craig Biggio in the second inning of the Atlanta Braves' 9-8 victory over the Houston Astros.

The left-hander allowed six runs in the second inning alone.

In other games:

Red Sox 6, Orioles 3

At Fort Myers, Fla., Tim Wakefield pitched three scoreless innings.

Tigers 5, Blue Jays 3

At Lakeland, Fla., Jeremy Bonderman made his third impressive outing.

Padres 6, Cubs 6

At Mesa, Ariz., Mark Loretta went 4-for-4.

Cardinals 7, Marlins 2

At Jupiter, Fla., Cal Eldred worked four scoreless innings for St. Louis.

Indians 3, Twins 1

At Winter Haven, Fla., Jake Westbrook allowed one run and three hits in five innings.

Dodgers (ss) 5, Mets (ss) 1

At Vero Beach, Fla., Darren Dreifort pitched shutout ball for 41/3 innings for Los Angeles.

Pirates (ss) 11, D-Rays (ss) 2

At Bradenton, Fla., Jeff D'Amico gave up one run and five hits in four innings for Pittsburgh.

Pirates (ss) 3, D-Rays (ss) 3

At St. Petersburg, Fla., Pittsburgh pitcher Dennys Reyes was hit in the head by a line drive and taken to a hospital.

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3

At Tucson, Ariz., Luis Terrero hit a two-run shot.

White Sox 6, Athletics 6

At Phoenix, Scott Hatteberg hit a three-run homer.

Mariners (ss) 7, Giants (ss) 5

At Peoria, Ariz., John Olerud homered and drove in three runs, and Randy Winn added a solo shot for Seattle.

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