|Brewers won't treat Bonds differently in Milwaukee|
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|Thursday, 19 July 2007 14:42|
Bonds homered twice in the Giants' 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Thursday, giving him 753 for his career. He needs just three more to break the record set by Aaron, who started and finished his career in Milwaukee.
``We just play the game,'' Yost said after the Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-1 on Thursday. ``It doesn't matter if it is Bonds or Derrek Lee. If it's a guy we don't want beating us in a situation, we'll do what we need to do. But then again, I don't think it is fair to your fans to take away from them an opportunity to see history made.''
Milwaukee also is the home of commissioner Bud Selig, who hasn't said whether he'll be in the seats as Bonds attempts to make history.
``It doesn't mean anything different than anywhere else,'' Bonds said of playing in Aaron's town. ``Right now, I just feel good. My body feels great. I feel rejuvenated a little bit.''
The Giants-Cubs game was on in the home clubhouse at Miller Park after Milwaukee's victory as players watched to see if Bonds would hit a third home run.
Yost said Bonds being so close to the record and the circus atmosphere that will accompany him to Milwaukee will not impact his team.
``We're just going to play the game like we do any other one,'' he said. ``We're focused on winning games, not sitting back and watching the home run record. I'm sure they (his team) are willing to see the home run record broken, but they want to see it on ESPN.''
Right-handers Jeff Suppan, Dave Bush and Claudio Vargas are scheduled to start for NL Central-leading Milwaukee in the weekend series against the Giants. Bonds has hit one home run off Suppan, none against Bush and Vargas and 21 in his career against Milwaukee.
He also has six homers at Miller Park, which opened in 2001.
``We're not going to run and hide to make sure this guy doesn't do this or that,'' Yost said. ``We are going to do our best to make sure that if it happens, it is in a competitive nature.''
San Francisco returns home for a seven-game homestand after the series against Milwaukee.
AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in Chicago contributed to this report.