No Homer for Bonds, No Win for Braves

Bonds looks to skies after another pop up out
Bonds looks to skies after another pop up out

(AP) - Dave Roberts hit a tying, two-run double in the fifth inning and scored the go-ahead run on Ray Durham's single to help the San Francisco Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 today.

Barry Bonds went 1-4 with a double to left-center and remains at 753 home runs, two shy of tying Hank Aaron's record.

Tim Lincecum (6-2) won his fourth straight decision and is unbeaten in six starts since a loss at Milwaukee on June 19th. Omar Vizquel added an RBI double as the Giants salvaged a split of their four-game series with Atlanta after dropping the first two contests, including a 13-inning defeat Tuesday night.

Jeff Francoeur hit a two-run homer as the Braves got three extra-base hits off Lincecum in the fourth. Andruw Jones and Scott Thorman both doubled, but the rookie right-hander got an inning-ending double play and allowed only one more hit the rest of the way.

Buddy Carlyle (5-3) lost for the first time in six starts.