10:15 PM ET, June 22, 2007
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
• Summary: Barry Bonds hit a solo shot for his 749th career homer, but Alex Rodriguez's four hits and two RBIs helped the Yankees beat the Giants 7-3 to snap their three-game slide.
• Hero: Rodriguez's leadoff double in the second started a three-run rally and he also hit run-scoring singles in the fifth and ninth.
• Chasing Aaron: After walking, striking out and grounding out in his first three at-bats, Bonds blasted a fastball some 425 feet for his 15th homer of the year to cut the lead to 6-3.
• Milestone triumph: Yankees manager Joe Torre tied Leo Durocher for ninth place all-time with 2,009 career wins.
• Figure this: The crowd of 43,425 was the largest ever for a regular season game at the Giants' waterfront ballpark that opened in 2000.
• Quotable: "I'd take two more [Bonds homers] and two more wins. I'm a huge Barry fan. ... As long as we win the game, he can do whatever he wants." -- Rodriguez-- ESPN.com news services
Yankees 7, Giants 3
Joe Torre claimed his 2,009th managerial victory on Friday, to equal Leo Durocher for ninth place in major-league history. The top 10 (x-still managing):
|1. Connie Mack|
|2. John McGraw|
|3. x-Tony La Russa|
|4. x-Bobby Cox|
|5. Sparky Anderson|
|6. Bucky Harris|
|7. Joe McCarthy|
|8. Walter Alston|
|9. x-Joe Torre|
|10. Leo Durocher|
|11. Casey Stengel|
|12. Gene Mauch|
The Yankees played an exhibition game in San Francisco in 2000. ... Cabrera had to be tended to by the trainer after fouling a ball off his right ankle in the sixth inning. He stayed in the game and tripled. ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to 16 games. He was then picked off first by Randy Messenger. ... Torre tied Leo Durocher for ninth place all-time with 2,009 career wins. ... The crowd of 43,425 was the largest ever for a regular season game at the Giants' waterfront ballpark that opened in 2000.
Regular Season Series
|2nd||H Matsui hit sacrifice fly to right, A Rodriguez scored.||1||0|
|2nd||M Cabrera singled to left, R Cano and M Cairo scored, K Igawa to second.||3||0|
|5th||B Abreu doubled to deep center, D Jeter scored.||4||0|
|5th||A Rodriguez singled to right center, B Abreu scored.||5||0|
|5th||O Vizquel singled to left, K Frandsen scored.||5||1|
|5th||B Bonds walked, O Vizquel scored, R Winn to third, R Durham to second.||5||2|
|6th||D Jeter singled to left, M Cabrera scored.||6||2|
|8th||B Bonds homered to center.||6||3|
|9th||A Rodriguez singled to right, D Jeter scored.||7||3|
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|Stadium||AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA|
|Attendance||43,425 (103.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||61 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Brian Onora, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Tom Hallion|