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Peavy, Padres spoil Bonds' final home hurrah in San Francisco

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The crowd showed up to see off Barry Bonds. Jake Peavy showed up to make sure San Diego is around another week.

Peavy won his NL-leading 19th game, and the Padres spoiled Bonds' home finale for San Francisco with a much-needed 11-3 victory against the Giants on Wednesday night.

These resilient Padres might just make a push for a third consecutive NL West crown.

San Diego remained one game up on Philadelphia and Colorado in the NL wild-card race and pulled within one game of division-leading Arizona after the Diamondbacks lost 5-1 at Pittsburgh.

"At the start of the game there was a little different energy because of Barry's farewell," said Padres manager Bud Black, a former teammate of the slugger. "But our guys know our goal."

Peavy (19-6) got Bonds to ground out weakly in his first two at-bats and to flyout to the warning track in right-center to end the sixth -- and that was it for the home run king in his final game as a Giant in the club's waterfront ballpark. Bonds stopped at the mound for a hug and handshake from Peavy as he made his exit.

"He said, 'I love you.' I said it back," Peavy said. "That would be the only instance it would be OK to give up a home run. What a thrill, from 20 to 26 years old, and I see his team five times a year. This is going to be a very different feeling coming here without Bonds."

Peavy allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, struck out one and walked one. The right-hander had two hits and an RBI himself, the fourth time this season he has had two hits in a game. He now has a career-high 16 hits this season and is batting .229 with seven RBI.

"He probably had his worst stuff of the year tonight," Josh Bard said. "He's found a way to win without his best stuff. That's where you start separating yourself as an elite player in this game."

Khalil Greene and Bard hit back-to-back two-run singles in the fifth inning, when San Diego got seven base hits and chased Giants starter Pat Misch. Bard and Geoff Blum had back-to-back RBI doubles in the second.

Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled in a run in the sixth with a drive down the left-field line, scoring Brian Giles from first as he beat Bonds' throw home. Scott Hairston hit a home run to lead off the eighth for the Padres, who will finish the season with four games at Milwaukee starting Thursday night.

Randy Winn hit a two-out solo home run in the first and pinch-hitter Nate Schierholtz added a sacrifice fly for San Francisco on a night when the city ushered out the Bonds era with little fanfare. The 43-year-old slugger has played 15 of his 22 major league seasons in San Francisco, but owner Peter Magowan told him last Thursday that he would not be brought back in 2008.

Bonds didn't hold a pregame press conference and wasn't honored on the field before the first pitch. He spoke to his teammates in the clubhouse, wishing them well and thanking them.

"It was awesome," Misch said. "The greatest player to talk to you and leave a message about what he knows about the game -- Barry Bonds. It was like talking to Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, like Babe Ruth being here."

When the final out was made, Bonds' teammates and even Padres pitcher Greg Maddux remained in the dugout to watch about a six-minute video tribute -- but the slugger was already on his way out, his locker completely empty. The Giants then threw autographed baseballs into the stands.

The seven-time NL MVP's flyout to center had some fans on their feet thinking this one might just clear the fence. But Brady Clark -- who also drove in a run -- made the play on the warning track, and Bonds made his exit to a standing ovation after greeting Peavy with a hug and handshake.

Bonds clapped his hands together in the air to salute the crowd, then came out for a curtain call after putting away his protective body armor.

Magowan was the emotional one afterward, fighting off tears.

"To see it all end, it's sad in a way," Magowan said. "Yeah, I'm choked up. We've been through a lot over these last 15 years, mostly very, very good times."

Misch (0-4), making his fourth major league start and 19th appearance, allowed eight runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings, struck out one and walked two. He led off the third inning by beating out an infield single for his first big league hit.

Notes

  • Giants 1B Ryan Klesko was a late scratch with a wrist injury.
  • San Diego's Adrian Gonzalez became the all-time single-season San Diego leader in extra-base hits on the road with his third-inning double. It was his 48th extra-base hit away in 2007 on the road, passing Greg Vaughn's 1998 record of 47.
  • A female fan rushed onto the field and ran in Bonds' direction before the top of the sixth and security quickly chased her down and escorted her out. Bonds waved back at the woman after she waved at him. The crowd quickly started up with more chants of "Barry! Barry!"
  • San Diego won the season series for the third time in the past four seasons (14-4).
  • The Giants drew their 40th sellout and finished the season with an attendance of 3,223,215. San Francisco's 39-42 record at home marked just the second losing season here in the stadium's existence.
 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

J. Peavy
IP 7.0
H 5
ER 2
BB 1
K 1
San Diego

J. Bard
AB 5
R 3
H 4
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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San Diego Padres
Brian Giles, RF5220023 .271
    Jason Lane, RF1000010 .176
Scott Hairston, LF5111003 .248
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4122100 .280
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4110112 .275
Khalil Greene, SS5222013 .252
Josh Bard, C5343000 .286
Geoff Blum, 2B5021003 .248
Brady Clark, CF4011101 .256
Jake Peavy, P4121013 .229
    Justin Hampson, P0000000 .000
   a- Terrmel Sledge, PH1000010 .203
    Wilfredo Ledezma, P0000000 .000
Totals4311171137  
a-struck out for Hampson in the 9th
Batting
2B - Kevin Kouzmanoff (30, Threets), Adrian Gonzalez (44, Misch), Josh Bard 2 (25, Misch, Messenger), Geoff Blum (19, Misch)
HR - Scott Hairston (10, Messenger)
RBI - Scott Hairston (31), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (72), Khalil Greene 2 (91), Josh Bard 3 (50), Geoff Blum (30), Brady Clark (9), Jake Peavy (7)
2-OUT RBI - Jake Peavy (4)
PK - Geoff Blum (1, Munter)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Gonzalez-Greene, Kouzmanoff-Blum-Gonzalez
San Diego Padres
Jake Peavy (W,19-6) 7522111 2.36
Justin Hampson 1100010 2.73
Wilfredo Ledezma 1211110 5.61
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Peavy 94-60, Justin Hampson 15-11, Wilfredo Ledezma 19-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Peavy 12-7, Justin Hampson 1-1, Wilfredo Ledezma 1-0
Batters Faced - Jake Peavy 26, Justin Hampson 4, Wilfredo Ledezma 5
San Francisco Giants
Dave Roberts, CF3000002 .258
   a- Eugenio Velez, PH-LF1000010 .200
Kevin Frandsen, 2B-SS4010000 .269
Randy Winn, RF3111000 .298
   b- Scott McClain, PH-1B1000001 .222
Barry Bonds, LF3000000 .276
    Randy Messenger, P0000000 .000
    Dan Giese, P0000000 .000
   c- Eliezer Alfonzo, PH1110000 .268
Bengie Molina, C3000000 .276
    Guillermo Rodriguez, C0000100 .241
Daniel Ortmeier, 1B-RF3021100 .276
Pedro Feliz, 3B4110024 .249
Omar Vizquel, SS1000001 .242
   d- Ray Durham, PH-2B3010002 .218
Patrick Misch, P1010000 .111
    Scott Munter, P0000000 .000
   e- Nate Schierholtz, PH0001000 .284
    Erick Threets, P0000000 .000
    Fred Lewis, LF0000000 .285
   f- Rajai Davis, PH-CF1000000 .280
Totals3238323  
a-struck out for Roberts in the 8th
b-hit into fielder's choice for Winn in the 8th
c-singled for Giese in the 9th
d-singled for Vizquel in the 5th
e-hit a sacrifice fly for Munter in the 5th
f-flied out for Lewis in the 8th
Batting
HR - Randy Winn (14, Peavy)
SF - Nate Schierholtz (2)
RBI - Randy Winn (62), Daniel Ortmeier (14), Nate Schierholtz (9)
2-OUT RBI - Randy Winn (15)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
PB - Bengie Molina (16)
E - Barry Bonds (4, Misplayed grounder)
San Francisco Giants
Patrick Misch (L,0-4) 4.1988210 4.24
Scott Munter 0.2200010 3.72
Erick Threets 1211010 19.29
Randy Messenger 1.2422121 3.98
Dan Giese 1.1000020 4.00
IBB - Gonzalez by Patrick Misch
Pitches-Strikes - Patrick Misch 66-39, Scott Munter 11-8, Erick Threets 21-14, Randy Messenger 37-22, Dan Giese 15-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Patrick Misch 6-6, Randy Messenger 2-1, Dan Giese 1-1
Batters Faced - Patrick Misch 24, Scott Munter 3, Erick Threets 5, Randy Messenger 10, Dan Giese 4
Game Information
Attendance - 42926
Game Time - 2:36
Temperature - 74
Umpires - Home - Marty Foster, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Field Culbreth