Bonds, Burrell Win With Walkoff Hits

Thursday, April 11th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Barry Bonds and Pat Burrell are making an early habit of these game-ending hits.

Bonds delivered again Wednesday night, hitting an RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave the San Francisco Giants a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

``You don't want to play games like this,'' Bonds said. ``Too much stress.''

Last Friday, Bonds' two-run homer in the 10th at Pacific Bell Park beat San Diego.

Burrell gave a repeat performance, too, by hitting a two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning that lifted the Philadelphia Phillies over Atlanta 7-5.

As soon as he connected, Burrell pumped his fist and pointed into the Phillies' dugout.

``No, I don't know what I was doing,'' he said. ``I was just excited.''

On Sunday, Burrell also hit an 11th-inning homer at Veterans Stadium to beat Florida.

In other games, San Diego stopped Arizona 2-1, New York beat Chicago 3-2, St. Louis defeated Milwaukee 6-5 in 11 innings, Montreal downed Florida 9-7, Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 8-5 and Colorado topped Houston 4-1.

San Francisco took a 1-0 lead into the ninth, but the Dodgers tied it against Robb Nen on pinch-hitter Marquis Grissom's RBI grounder.

David Bell led off the Giants' ninth with a single and took off on a full-count pitch to Bonds.

Bonds hit an opposite-field drive into the left-field corner and when Brian Jordan fumbled the ball, Bell scored without a throw.

The Giants ended Los Angeles' four-game winning streak. Bonds has five home runs this season, four against the Dodgers.

Burrell got his chance after Scott Rolen hit a tying, two-out homer in the ninth off Braves closer John Smoltz.

Jimmy Rollins opened the Phillies' 11th with a double. One out later, Burrell homered to deep left.

Burrell didn't even start the game. He pinch-hit in the third for Bobby Abreu, who left after straining his left hamstring.