Bonds connected for his 620th and 621st career homers and first multi-homer game of the season. He belted a two-run blast in the third inning for a 4-0 lead, but that only set the stage for a majestic second homer.
Leading off the sixth inning, Bonds launched a 2-1 delivery from Cubs starter
(2-3) deep into McCovey Cove, where a fan jumped out of a kayak to retrieve the souvenir.
," Clement said. "He showed why he is one of the most dominating players to ever play this game. You don't want to let him beat you, but the situations dictated that I pitch to him."
Bonds trails former Giant great
- his godfather - for third place on the multi-homer list by one.
holds the major league record with 72 multi-homer games.
It was a familiar sight for Chicago manager
, who saw Bonds go deep 497 times in his tenure as Giants skipper. Bonds was hit twice and intentionally walked once in Baker's return to Pacific Bell Park on Tuesday, a 4-2 win for the Cubs.
"It's going to happen sooner or later," Baker said. "You don't have 621 home runs and not hit them occasionally. It's his day and
Schmidt (3-0) notched his fourth career shutout in his first start since his mother died of cancer last Tuesday. The righthander struck out 12 hitters, one shy of his career high set June 8, 2002 against the
New York Yankees
"Incredible," Bonds said. "It was very special for him. Some people have been going through some personal things, but none more than him. I'm happy for him. It was an outstanding performance."
Dedicating the game to his mother, Schmidt set down the first nine hitters and struck out five. It set the tone on a night in which he had six 1-2-3 innings, including a perfect ninth.
"Yes, it was a very special night," Giants manager
said. "He overpowered everyone tonight. We were hoping he'd get a complete game."
Schmidt also sailed through the fifth through eighth innings, retiring 10 straight hitters. The righthander notched his third shutout as a Giant and struck out 10 or more batters for the ninth time in his career.
"It's nice to be back," he said. "It's always nice coming to the park. You get to come here with a great group of guys. I felt guilty being away."
Bonds came up with the bases empty and one out in the eighth and faced reliever
in search of his fifth career three-homer game. He pulled a 2-1 pitch down the right-field line before it curved foul at the last moment. Bonds grounded out on the next pitch.
The Giants scored twice in the second inning after Clement retired the side in order in the first. Jose Cruz Jr. led off with a walk and went to third on J.T. Snow's hit-and-run single.
's RBI hit scored Cruz and Snow later came home on a groundout by
Chicago mounted its only major threat in the fourth.
led off with a single and Schmidt retired the next two hitters. He then hit
and walked Choi to load the bases before fanning Patterson on three pitches.
"He had a lot of motivation with the death of his mother," Baker said. "I'm rooting against him because he's on the other side. But he's one of my guys. You want to see them do well. He did tonight."
San Francisco improved to 19-7, matching the franchise's best start since the 1973 squad opened with the same record.