No homer for Bonds, but Giants win
SAN FRANCISCO — Randy Winn hit a bases-loaded single with one out in the 11th inning Monday to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on a night Barry Bonds failed to hit his record 756th home run.
Nationals rookie starter John Lannan held Bonds hitless and tied with Hank Aaron with 755 homers. Bonds fouled out to third base in the first inning, walked in the third, grounded into a double play in the fifth and struck out in the seventh before leaving.
Piazza lifts A’s over Rangers
ARLINGTON, Texas — Mike Piazza singled in the go-ahead run in the 13th inning and seven Oakland pitchers combined for 21 strikeouts in a 9-7 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.
Marco Scutaro hit a grand slam to help Oakland build a 7-0 lead but the Rangers tied it in the ninth on Michael Young’s solo homer off Alan Embree.
Rob Bowen led off the 13th with a walk and Travis Buck sacrificed. Willie Eyre (3-5) got Shannon Stewart to foul out before intentionally walking Nick Swisher before Piazza’s single.
Niners go old school for Walsh tribute
SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers will wear their cherry-red throwback jerseys in their regular season opener against Arizona as part of a tribute to former coach Bill Walsh.
Owner John York said Monday that the 49ers have been given permission to don the same jerseys they wore when Walsh roamed the sideline for their Monday night opener Sept. 10. The club still is formulating the rest of its tribute to Walsh, who died July 30 after a bout with leukemia.
Golden State re-signs Matt Barnes
OAKLAND — Forward Matt Barnes re-signed with the Golden State Warriors on Monday, agreeing to a one-year deal after enjoying his best NBA season with the club last year.
Barnes, a four-year veteran who has played for five teams, had career-best averages of 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists last season in coach Don Nelson’s uptempo offense.