Barry Bonds Hospitalized for Exhaustion

Barry Bonds (search) was hospitalized because of exhaustion a day after playing in his first game since his father's death.

Bonds was scratched from San Francisco's lineup minutes before Sunday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks (search). He came out of Saturday's game because of an accelerated heart rate.

The Giants said Bonds was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution and would remain overnight. Team spokesman Jim Moorehead said the slugger was still "likely" to play Monday in Phoenix.

Bonds, 39, homered off Randy Johnson in the fourth inning of the Giants' 2-1 win Saturday, in his first game since his father, Bobby Bonds (search), died Aug. 23 at age 57.

Overwhelmed by emotion, Bonds came out in the eighth inning because of heart palpitations, lightheadedness and trouble breathing he said started right after his home run.

San Francisco trainer Stan Conte said Bonds' heart rate was between 150-160 beats per minute after the home run. A normal adult heart rate ranges from 60-100 beats per minute.

The slugger was in the original lineup Sunday night, but the Giants announced minutes before the game that Jeffrey Hammonds would replace Bonds in left field and bat fourth.

Bonds went to the hospital after consulting with Conte.

Bobby Bonds died after being ill for nearly a year with lung cancer and a brain tumor. Barry Bonds missed the next six games, and had been on the bereavement list Aug. 14-18 to spend time with his father.

Bonds' homer Saturday was his 40th this season and the 653rd of his career, moving him within seven of his godfather, Willie Mays, for third on the all-time list.