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Boxscore > San Francisco 5, Houston 4
Bonds hits No. 659, Giants win
One more to tie. That is Barry Bonds' mission after slugging career homer No. 659 in the Giants' victory over the Astros on Opening Day, edging closer to godfather Willie Mays' magical 660 lifetime blasts. Bonds went 3-for-3, hitting two doubles, scoring twice, walking once and driving in three runs on his line shot to the right-field seats in the eighth inning with Ray Durham and Michael Tucker aboard.
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Barry Bonds launched home run No. 659 on Monday night. (Brett Coomer/AP)
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Barry Bonds' three-run homer off Roy Oswalt took some of the luster off Opening Day at Minute Maid Park, and Octavio Dotel's ninth all but squashed the good feelings flowing through a sellout crowd. The Giants squeaked by the Astros, with the visiting team plating the winning run in the ninth without recording a hit. Dotel hit Tony Torcato, who went to second on a sacrifice bunt, moved to third on Dotel's wild pitch and scored on J.T. Snow's sacrifice fly.
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San Francisco (1-0)
Won 1
San Francisco 5, Houston 4  
Houston (0-1)
Lost 1
April 5, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1   5 10 0
Houston
0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0   4 9 0
Standings through 4/5/04  |  Gameday  |  Giants Stats  |  Astros Stats
San FranciscoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Durham, 2B4120010.500
Snow, 1B4001022.000
Tucker, RF5120010.400
Bonds, LF32331001.000
Alfonzo, 3B4010013.250
Pierzynski, C4021002.500
Grissom, CF3000103.000
Perez, SS4000022.000
Rueter, P2000000.000
a-Feliz, PH1000000.000
Estrella, P0000000.000
Walker, P0000000.000
Rodriguez, P0000000.000
b-Torcato, PH0000000.000
1-Ransom, PR0100000.000
Herges, P0000000.000
Totals3451052712 

a-Grounded out for Rueter in the 7th. b-Hit by pitch for Rodriguez in the 9th.
1-Ran for Torcato in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Bonds 2 (2, Oswalt, Oswalt), Durham (1, Oswalt).
HR: Bonds (1, 8th inning off Oswalt, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Durham 3; Tucker 2; Bonds 8; Alfonzo; Pierzynski 2.
RBI: Pierzynski (1), Bonds 3 (3), Snow (1).
2-out RBI: Pierzynski.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grissom 2, Snow, Pierzynski, Perez.
S: Durham.
SF: Snow.
GIDP: Alfonzo.
Team LOB: 7.

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, CF4120100.500
Everett, SS4110002.250
Bagwell, 1B3010210.333
Kent, 2B3001005.000
Hidalgo, RF4132000.750
Berkman, LF4000005.000
Ensberg, 3B4110000.250
Ausmus, C4011000.250
Oswalt, P2000000.000
Lidge, P0000000.000
a-Vizcaino, PH1000010.000
Dotel, P0000000.000
Totals334943212 

a-Struck out for Lidge in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ensberg (1, Rueter).
HR: Hidalgo (1, 6th inning off Rueter, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Biggio 2; Everett; Bagwell; Hidalgo 6; Ensberg 2; Ausmus.
RBI: Ausmus (1), Hidalgo 2 (2), Kent (1).
2-out RBI: Hidalgo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berkman 3, Kent 2.
S: Everett, Oswalt.
SF: Kent.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Ensberg-Kent-Bagwell).

 
San FranciscoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rueter 6.05223013.00
Estrella 0.242200027.00
Walker 0.10000000.00
Rodriguez (W, 1-0)1.00000100.00
Herges (S, 1)1.00000100.00
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Oswalt 7.19441414.91
Lidge 0.21001200.00
Dotel (L, 0-1)1.00110109.00

WP: Dotel.
HBP: Torcato (by Dotel).
Pitches-strikes: Rueter 94-49, Estrella 15-13, Walker 6-4, Rodriguez 13-8, Herges 10-8, Oswalt 98-65, Lidge 19-13, Dotel 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rueter 9-9, Estrella 0-2, Walker 0-1, Rodriguez 0-2, Herges 2-0, Oswalt 11-7, Lidge 0-0, Dotel 1-1.
Batters faced: Rueter 26, Estrella 6, Walker 1, Rodriguez 3, Herges 3, Oswalt 31, Lidge 4, Dotel 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Terry Craft. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 71 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, L to R.
T: 2:44.
Att: 43,351.

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