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.