Giants OF Bonds hits 751st homer against Reds

Jul 4, 2007 - 3:59 AM CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 751st home run on Tuesday, pulling him within five homers of breaking Hall of Famer Hank Aaron's all-time mark.

In the first inning against Cincinnati starter Aaron Harang, Bonds delivered a two-run blast on a 0-2 pitch into the right-center field stands.

Harang struck out the first two hitters of the game before walking Ray Durham and becoming a part of history.

"Can I feel it? No. I can feel 751 right now," Bonds said. "I can't feel 755. I can feel 751 feels good."

"He was just right on the ball," Harang said of the pitch to Bonds.

When reminded that he and Ken Griffey Jr. represented the most home runs in one game since Frank Robinson (586) and Aaron (755) met in Milwaukee in 1976, Bonds smiled but found it little consolation after a 7-3 loss.

"Those are two pretty good players right there. Jr. and I have been around for a long time but we just lost a game and you want to talk about me an Jr.," Bonds said. "It's hurting right now (losing). We know we're a better team. We know we can play better. Unlucky breaks. Things aren't going our way. I'll appreciate these things more when I'm retired."

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