CINCINNATI - Bronson Arroyo outfoxed Barry Bonds - and outhomered him, too.
Bonds managed only a modest single Thursday night, stalling his chase of the home run record, while the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 6-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants behind their power-hitting pitcher.
Arroyo (3-9) kept Bonds guessing with an assortment of pitches that gave the radar gun a workout, registering anywhere between 67 mph and 91 mph. He even brushed Bonds back with an up-and-in fastball that drew one of the loudest cheers of the night.
Bonds remained at 751 career homers, four away from Hank Aaron's record.
Arroyo also hit his third career homer off Matt Morris (7-5), a solo shot that helped him end the longest slump of his career. The right-hander hadn't won since May 6, going 0-7 in his last 10 tries.