SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Barry Bonds hit his 738th career home run Wednesday night, a solo shot in the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals that tied the game at 5.
The 42-year-old San Francisco slugger moved within 18 homers of breaking Hank Aaron's all-time record of 755 with his fourth homer of the season.
Bonds connected after going 0-for-1 with a walk, popup and sacrifice fly in his three previous three plate appearances.
He splashed a home run into McCovey Cove for the 33rd time - and did so against right-hander Ryan Franklin, who became the 437th different pitcher to surrender a home run to the seven-time NL MVP.
T Park jumped to their feet and chanted ``Barry! Barry!'' as he began another trot around the bases with ``738'' flashing on the main center-field scoreboard. Some bowed to him over the left-field fence as he walked out to play defense in the top of the ninth.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Thumbnail Dodgers officially re-sign Jansen The Dodgers have officially re-signed Kenley Jansen to a five-year, $80 million contract.

MLB Team Pages