HOUSTON -- Barry Bonds was duly impressed Sunday when Fred Lewis hit for the cycle, something the 42-year-old slugger has never accomplished. While Bonds wasn't jealous of Lewis' achievement in Denver, he said he envied something else.

"I told him, man, I wish I would have gotten a lot of pitches like that to hit a cycle," Bonds said. "I thought it was amazing. I thought it was great. (But) I don't really care for one. I probably wouldn't be playing for a month. I'd probably be on the DL. I couldn't run that fast to get a triple."

Bonds did plenty of running during a pregame media session in the dugout at Minute Maid Park. He declined to answer questions about the home run record, leaving little material for ESPN or other national media outlets.

"I haven't been giving any interviews about myself, guys, and I'm not going to start now," said Bonds, who is 10 home runs away from matching Hank Aaron's record. "If you want to talk about us and the team, fine. I'm not going to do any interviews about me."

He added: "I don't want any focus on me at all. We've been doing good, and I just want it to stay that way."

When pressed about Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who criticized him on a radio show and later apologized, Bonds offered a spiced no comment. "There's just really no need to address that," Bonds said. "I'm too old for childish activities. I don't really have time for that.


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In addition to his cycle, Lewis became just the fifth Giants rookie in the San Francisco era to have a five-hit game and the first since Robby Thompson in 1986. The other names are just as notable: Tito Fuentes, Jesus Alou and Jim Davenport.

Short hops

Right-hander Russ Ortiz (inflamed nerve in right elbow) is scheduled to throw close to 70 pitches in a rehabilitation start Thursday at Triple-A Fresno. ... Left-hander Ricardo Rincon, who battled back after having elbow and shoulder operations last year, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while attempting to field a bunt Friday. The former A's reliever had a 1.69 ERA in seven games for Fresno.

-- Andrew Baggarly, MediaNews staff