Giants rally past Brewers in 9th; Gwynn gets 1st MLB hit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Bonds bobbed his head and sang along

to an old hip-hop tune by Bobby Brown while sitting back in his

chair, seemingly without a worry in the world.

A day before he could be indicted, Bonds delivered the big hit

that started San Francisco's winning rally Wednesday.

Short Hops

Derrick Turnbow has continued to implode for the Brewers as he blew his eighth save of the season against the Giants.

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Ray Durham capped the comeback, hitting a two-run single off

closer Derrick Turnbow's glove in the ninth inning as the Giants

turned a couple of lucky bounces into a 7-6 win over the Milwaukee


Back in his corner of the clubhouse afterward, Bonds enjoyed

Brown's song "My Prerogative." Bonds could be indicted by a grand

jury on perjury and tax evasion charges as soon as Thursday.

Bonds led off the ninth with a pinch-hit single, right after

Turnbow thought he'd struck out the Giants star. The seven-time NL

MVP, who turns 42 on Monday, did not start following Tuesday's

night game.

"I just saw it and hit it, that's it," Bonds said. "Just like

Ray did. ... It's hard to pinch-hit in that situation. He got ahead

of me early and I worked the count full."

When asked whether he was anxious about a potential indictment,

Bonds said he would only answer baseball-related questions.

Eventually, he lifted his hands to shoo away a group of reporters.

"See you later. Have fun," he said.

Jose Vizcaino pinch-ran for Bonds, and with one out, Steve

Finley hit a chopper up the middle that skipped past shortstop Bill

Hall and deflected off second baseman Rickie Weeks' mitt. The ball

bounded into center field for a double, and Moises Alou was

intentionally walked to load the bases.

Durham, who homered earlier, hit a one-hopper that could've

become a game-ending double play. Instead, Turnbow reached for the

ball and it glanced off his glove and caromed into right-center for

the game-winner.

San Francisco earned its second straight one-run victory

following a team meeting Tuesday, giving the Giants momentum going

into a four-game series at home against NL West-leading San Diego

starting Thursday night.

"The win is a huge lift," said Durham, who homered for the

fifth time in eight games to give him 15 on the year. "If we lost

with the first-place Padres coming in, it would have been a

struggle. I was sitting on a fastball and he got two strikes on me,

then I got my fastball. The ball hit the pitcher's glove and I

think it would have been a bang-bang play, but there was no way I

was getting doubled off, no chance."

Turnbow (4-6) blew his fourth save in his last seven appearances

and was so upset he declined to talk to reporters.

"He threw the ball well today," manager Ned Yost said. "The

2-2 pitch to Barry might have been a strike but it wasn't, because

it's Barry. Finley's ball was a tough play. It had a strange hop."

Gabe Gross hit a three-run homer, Carlos Lee hit a two-run homer

and Hall added a solo shot for the Brewers.

Tony Gwynn Jr. had a pinch-hit double in the Milwaukee ninth for

his first major league hit. His father's first major league hit --

also a double -- came exactly 24 years earlier to the day, on July

19, 1982, for the Padres.

The younger Gwynn received a standing ovation when his

accomplishment was announced between innings.

"He hit a double, too," said the rookie outfielder, who was

told before the game that it was the anniversary of his dad's first


Brian Wilson (1-0) pitched one inning for his first major league


"I don't really think about wins," he said. "The whole game

was a ton of emotion. We all felt we were going to win, even down

five runs."

Lee connected in the first, sending the first pitch from Matt

Morris over the wall in left-center for his 27th homer of the year.

Hall led off the second with his 19th homer and second of this

series, in which he drove in five runs.

Gross homered in the third and fans began booing Morris as the

Brewers' hits total increased.

Durham hit a two-run homer in the fifth off Doug Davis that

pulled the Giants to 6-4. San Francisco rookie Eliezer Alfonzo hit

a solo homer in the eighth, and also doubled and singled. Finley

had two doubles and a single, a sacrifice fly and scored twice.

Morris came close to having his five-game winning streak

snapped. He hasn't lost since June 9 against Pittsburgh.Game notes
Lee homered for the first time in the second half, with his

last coming July 9 in a loss to the Chicago Cubs. ... San

Francisco's Omar Vizquel stole his 17th base. ... Alfonzo stole the

first base of his career.