Interleague play can't end soon enough for Mulder. In his three-year career the A's lefthander has faced lefthanded batters 407 times and given up just 10 home runs. But Bonds is not your typical lefty swinger. In II at bats against Mulder, the Giants slugger is hitting .545 with three of those 10 dingers and an obscene 1.455 slugging percentage. (Bonds's career average against lefties was .283 through Sunday.) Mulder did not pitch in the first series between the two Bay Area teams this season, but he was scheduled to face Bonds and the Giants on Friday night in Oakland, the opener of the final interleague series of the year for both teams.