San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds knocked two balls out of Wrigley Field today, bringing him two away from tying homer-leader Hank Aaron at 755. Driving in six runs, the pair ended an 0-for-21 slump and saved Bonds from matching his career-worst hitless streak. Following a familiar script, the Giants lost to the Cubs despite their star's big day.
The first homer, a moon shot against the Cubs' Ted Lilly, landed on Sheffield Avenue. No. 753, a 3-run shot off Will Ohman, grazed the bleachers in left-center field. The Giants now head to Milwaukee, where Hank Aaron began and ended his career; Milwaukee is also the home of Bud Selig, who has not committed to witnessing the controversial outfielder's record-setter in person.