Bonds Rips No. 751; 4 to Go

Slugger is 4 away from Aaron record; Reds still win 7-3
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2007 5:06 AM CDT
San Francisco Giants' Barry Bonds starts towards first base after hitting a two-run home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aaron Harang in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Slugger Barry Bonds blasted his 751st home run on his third swing of the game against Cincinnati last night, but the Reds rallied to win 7-3 in their first matchup under new manager Pete Mackanin. Bonds ripped his homer in the same city where Hank Aaron hit his 714th run in 1974 to tie Babe Ruth's all-time record.

Fans booed the run by Bonds, whose feats are shadowed by his links to a steroid scandal. Giants starter Barry Zito gave up numerous walks but no hits until the fifth inning, but Brandon Phillips's grand slam off San Francisco's bullpen gave the Reds a lead they would not relinquish. Reds slugger Ken Griffey, Jr., remained at 585 homers.