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Giants 5, Rockies 3

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DENVER -- Ubaldo Jimenez learned a valuable lesson: don't challenge Barry Bonds and expect to win.

"I know he is Barry Bonds," the young Colorado Rockies pitcher said. "I saw him as just another hitter."

Bonds hit his 762nd home run to back Kevin Correia's strong outing, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep.

Bonds tipped his cap to the rookie.

"He's going to be good," Bonds said "He's got a lot of talent."

It was a costly loss for the Rockies, who fell five games behind Arizona in the NL West after the Diamondbacks beat the Padres. Colorado is four games behind San Diego in the wild-card race.

The Rockies lost for only the second time in seven games, and the Padres will come to Denver for a three-game series starting Friday night.

Bonds put the Giants ahead 2-0 in the first, hitting a two-run homer that barely cleared the fence in left with two outs off Jimenez.

"Barry hit a pitch that was 99 mph," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. "To be 43 years old and still have the bat speed he does, it's incredible."

Said Bonds, who has hit 26 home runs in his career at Coors Field: "I don't think of doing it when a young guy throws that hard. I'm too old for that now."

Bonds also passed Lou Gherig for fourth on the career RBI list with 1,996. Bonds is still 201 RBI behind Aaron for the all-time lead. Babe Ruth (2,213) and Cap Anson (2,076) are second and third.

Pitching around Bonds was never a consideration of Colorado bench coach Jamie Quirk, who filled in as manager for Clint Hurdle. The Rockies skipper was serving a one-game suspension for "inappropriate actions" last Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hurdle was ejected from that game for arguing a close call at first base.

"No," Quirk responded when asked if walking Bonds was an option. "We were going to get him out."

Bonds was 1-for-2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch. He has 54 career home runs against the Rockies. The slugger broke Hank Aaron's record with his 756th home run last month.

Pedro Feliz had a triple, home run and two RBI, and Bengie Molina added a solo home run for the Giants, who snapped a four-game losing streak.

In his fourth start of the season and 23rd of his career, Correia (4-6) went six innings, giving up a run and four hits. He struck out four without a walk, and is 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA as a starter this season.

"Kevin has been throwing the ball well since he has been in the rotation," Bochy said. "You can tell that he's comfortable there, and that is where he wants to be."

The Rockies, who came back from a 5-1 deficit on Tuesday night to win 6-5, hit back-to-back singles to start the ninth against Steve Kline. Brad Hennessey came on and gave up a two-run single to Troy Tulowitzki, but the rally ended there. Hennessey got the final two outs for his 18th save in 21 chances.

Jimenez (3-3) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings. He went 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his previous four starts.

Feliz hit his 18th home run of the year, a solo shot to center field in the fourth.

Molina made it 4-0 with a home run to left off Jorge Julio in the sixth inning. It was the 100th home run of his career.

With rain falling, Colorado got to Correia for a run in the sixth. Matt Holliday singled with one out to drive in Willy Taveras, who doubled to start the inning.

Feliz tripled to drive in Rajai Davis, a pinch-runner for Bonds, in the eighth inning.

"My back got stiff out there with the rain and cold," Bonds said of his early departure.

Notes

Afternoon rain forced the cancellation of batting practice for both teams. ... Giants LHP Jack Taschner had an MRI exam in San Francisco. No results were available yet. ... Jimenez became the 449th pitcher to allow a home run to Bonds. ... An MRI on the right elbow of Rockies RHP Taylor Buchholz showed no structural damage. He won't be available for the weekend series with San Diego. ... Colorado won the season series 10-8.

 
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Players of the Game
San Francisco

P. Feliz
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 4
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
 
San Francisco Giants
Ray Durham, 2B5010001 .218
Nate Schierholtz, RF5120021 .360
Randy Winn, CF-LF4010102 .298
Barry Bonds, LF2112101 .277
    Rajai Davis, PR-CF0100000 .295
Ryan Klesko, 1B4000003 .266
Bengie Molina, C4111011 .279
Pedro Feliz, 3B4132000 .253
Omar Vizquel, SS4010002 .242
Kevin Correia, P2000011 .111
    Tyler Walker, P0000000 .000
    Brian Wilson, P0000000 .000
   a- Eugenio Velez, PH1000000 .000
    Steve Kline, P0000000 .000
    Brad Hennessey, P0000000 .000
Totals35510524  
a-grounded out for Wilson in the 9th
Batting
2B - Nate Schierholtz (2, Jimenez)
3B - Pedro Feliz (2, Hawkins)
HR - Barry Bonds (28, Jimenez), Bengie Molina (16, Julio), Pedro Feliz (18, Jimenez)
SH - Kevin Correia (3)
RBI - Barry Bonds 2 (66), Bengie Molina (76), Pedro Feliz 2 (64)
2-OUT RBI - Barry Bonds 2 (28), Pedro Feliz (33)
SB - Randy Winn (12, 2nd base off Jimenez/Torrealba), Rajai Davis (20, 2nd base off Hawkins/Torrealba)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Omar Vizquel (9, Throwing)
San Francisco Giants
Kevin Correia (W,4-6) 6411040 3.59
Tyler Walker (H,3) 1000010 0.00
Brian Wilson 1100010 1.35
Steve Kline 0.1222000 4.57
Brad Hennessey (S,18) 0.2100000 3.09
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 91-55, Tyler Walker 10-6, Brian Wilson 14-13, Steve Kline 8-6, Brad Hennessey 5-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 8-7, Tyler Walker 1-1, Steve Kline 1-0
Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 23, Tyler Walker 3, Brian Wilson 4, Steve Kline 3, Brad Hennessey 3
Colorado Rockies
Willy Taveras, CF4120000 .319
    Juan Morillo, P0000000 .000
Kaz Matsui, 2B4000023 .292
Matt Holliday, LF4011002 .334
Todd Helton, 1B4110002 .310
Garrett Atkins, 3B4110001 .281
Brad Hawpe, RF4010010 .286
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4022010 .290
Yorvit Torrealba, C3000001 .255
   a- Ian Stewart, PH1000001 .233
Ubaldo Jimenez, P1000000 .133
   b- Joe Koshansky, PH1000011 .000
    Jorge Julio, P0000000 .000
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
    Dan Serafini, P0000000 .000
    LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
   c- Cory Sullivan, PH-CF2000011 .319
Totals3638306  
a-flied out for Torrealba in the 9th
b-struck out for Jimenez in the 5th
c-struck out for Hawkins in the 8th
Batting
2B - Willy Taveras (13, Correia)
RBI - Matt Holliday (110), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (78)
SB - Willy Taveras (31, 2nd base off Correia/Molina)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Matsui-Tulowitzki-Helton, Matsui-Tulowitzki-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Ubaldo Jimenez (L,3-3) 5733222 4.15
Jorge Julio 1111011 5.19
Jeremy Affeldt 1000000 3.25
Dan Serafini 0.1011000 27.00
LaTroy Hawkins 0.2100000 3.40
Juan Morillo 1100010 0.00
IBB - Bonds by Ubaldo Jimenez
HBP - Bonds (by Dan Serafini)
WP - Ubaldo Jimenez (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 70-43, Jorge Julio 19-12, Jeremy Affeldt 13-10, Dan Serafini 7-4, LaTroy Hawkins 9-3, Juan Morillo 23-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 8-4, Jorge Julio 1-1, Jeremy Affeldt 2-1, LaTroy Hawkins 1-1, Juan Morillo 1-1
Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 23, Jorge Julio 4, Jeremy Affeldt 3, Dan Serafini 2, LaTroy Hawkins 3, Juan Morillo 4
Game Information
Attendance - 22157
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Gary Darling, First Base - Larry Poncino, Second Base - Travis Reininger, Third Base - Jerry Meals