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Bonds remains at 713

May 14, 2006

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— It's beginning to look as if Barry Bonds' next milestone home run might have to wait until his team's upcoming road trip.

The slugger spent another day stuck at 713 and one behind Babe Ruth for second place on the career list, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Saturday in the San Francisco Giants' 6-5 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bonds wasn't around to celebrate Omar Vizquel's winning sacrifice fly to right after Jason Ellison replaced him in left field in the top of the ninth.

"Well, too bad," Vizquel said when told Bonds was inside getting ready to leave, though he hadn't noticed because there were so many people around him.

The Giants scored four runs in the ninth against Danys Baez (2-2), also getting RBI singles from Lance Niekro and pinch-hitter Dan Ortmeier and a run-scoring double by Todd Greene. Jose Vizcaino entered to run for Greene at third and scored the winning run. Vizquel was immediately mobbed near first - Bonds nowhere to be seen.

What a day for Vizcaino in less than five minutes of work.

"It's not a bad day for the team," he said. "I'm just happy to be able to score the winning run. It's a ball where I know I have a chance to score."

Braves 8, Nationals 5

Atlanta - Jeff Francoeur hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Mets 9, Brewers 8

Milwaukee - Paul Lo Duca hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the top of the ninth off Derrick Turnbow.

Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 1

St. Louis - Albert Pujols became the fastest player in major-league history to reach 19 home runs. Pujols reached the milestone in his 37th game.

Marlins 4, Pirates 3

Pittsburgh - Miguel Cabrera doubled twice, and Scott Olsen bounced back from his worst start of the season to strike out nine over six innings.

Rockies 2, Astros 1

Houston - Luis Gonzalez and Todd Helton hit RBI singles, and Aaron Cook pitched 61â3 strong innings.

Phillies 2, Reds 0

Cincinnati - Jon Lieber took a perfect game into the seventh inning and gave up two hits in 82â3 innings.

Padres 4, Cubs 3

Chicago - Mike Piazza hit a three-run homer off Ryan Dempster in the ninth inning to lead San Diego.

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