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Monday BP: Live Giants baseball, tonight

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The Giants and A’s face off in a preseason baseball game. It’s on your television.

MLB: San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Hello and happy Monday. And what a happy Monday it is.

The San Francisco Giants are on your TV tonight, with a real, live baseball game. Sure, it’s only preseason, but with only 60 games in the regular season, it’s important to soak up even the meaningless games. Because they’re still baseball. They’re still Giants baseball.

The Giants are visiting the Oakland A’s, and the action starts at 6:40 p.m. PT. You can catch it — and Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow — on NBC Sports Bay Area.

Enjoy.


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

He did. Many times.

July 20, 1994: Against the Philadelphia Phillies, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 7th inning off of Larry Anderson. It gave the Giants a 6-2 lead, and they would win 9-2. It was his 29th homer of the year.

July 20, 1995: Against the Houston Astros, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Doug Drabek. It cut the Giants deficit to 8-3, and they would lose 11-4. It was his 20th homer of the year.

July 20, 1996: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 6th inning off of Pedro Astacio, scoring Marvin Benard. It cut the Giants deficit to 5-3, and they would win 7-6 (Beat LA). It was his 25th homer of the year.

July 20, 1997: Against the St. Louis Cardinals, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Alan Benes. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, and they would win 9-2. It was his 24th homer of the year.

July 20, 1999: Against the Texas Rangers, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 7th inning off of Rick Helling, scoring Jeff Kent. It cut the Giants deficit to 6-2, and they would lose 6-3. It was his 11th homer of the year.

July 20, 2006: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 8th inning off of Brian Sweeney, scoring Moises Alou. It was the first of back-to-back-to-back homers, with Ray Durham and Pedro Feliz following with their own dingers. Bonds’ shot gave the Giants a 7-0 lead, and they would win 9-3. It was his 14th homer of the year.

Have a great Monday, everyone.