Greg Maddux earned his 348th career win, Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-5 with a homer and four runs, and the Padres spoiled the Giants' home opener by winning 8-4 Monday.
Barry Bonds begins a season that should be his most scrutinized and most thrilling, pining to break the most hallowed record in American sports while daring the federal government to come get him.
Giants owner Peter Magowan sent a letter to about 27,000 season-ticket holders this week explaining why the club decided to re-sign free agent slugger Barry Bonds for another season.
Barry Bonds and the Giants have begun talks about a new contract that would keep the slugger in San Francisco for 2007.
Bonds hit his 731st career home run and Mark Sweeney's fielders choice drove in the winning run as the Giants beat the Padres 5-4 in 11 innings.
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Barry Bonds is two away from tying the Babe.
The Padres scored seven runs in the fourth to beat the Giants 10-4 on Monday night.
The weather in San Diego gave Barry Bonds a break from fan abuse.
Jerry Crasnick runs down the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the 30 teams heading into the 2006 season.
Barry Bonds might not take another Cactus League swing, choosing instead to rest his tender left elbow and surgically repaired right knee before the season starts.
Bonds connected for a two-run homer in the fourth inning of San Francisco's Cactus League game against the defending NL West champion San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Barry Bonds had his streak of four straight games with a homer stopped Friday night, but he drew a key walk in San Francisco's eighth-inning rally for a 7-6 victory at Colorado.
Barry Bonds was 1-for-4 with a double in his 2005 playing debut as the Giants beat the Padres.