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Fight to the Finish in Wild World Series Game

22 home runs set a new WS record; Astros win against Dodgers 13-12

(Newser) - Alex Bregman hit a game-ending single off Kenley Jansen with two outs in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros outslugged the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 Sunday night to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Silent early when ace Dallas Keuchel allowed Los Angeles to spurt ahead 4-0, the crowd... More »

MLB Home Run Record Likely to Be Broken Today

It's not clear why there are so many homers these days

(Newser) - Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts, and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable. Nearly two decades after the height of the Steroids Era, the sport is on track to break its season record for home runs on Tuesday—... More »

A-Rod (Finally) Hits 600th Home Run

At 34, he's the youngest to ever do it

(Newser) - You can stop holding your breath, world. Alex Rodriguez at long last hit his 600th home run today. It's been 12 games since Rodriguez hit his 599th round-tripper, a stretch that seemed even longer because of the hype surrounding the impending milestone. But it's probably unfair to complain too much,... More »

McGwire Cops to Steroid Use

Slugger admits drugs helped him break home run record

(Newser) - Mark McGwire has finally come clean, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998. McGwire says in a statement to the AP that he used steroids on and off for nearly a decade. He also apologized for his actions. Said the newly appointed St. Louis... More »

Bonds Done Playing: Agent

Controversial home run king won't find work, he finally admits

(Newser) - Barry Bonds will almost certainly never play again, his agent said today, finally admitting what had seemed a fait accompli. “If there was any chance he'd be back in a major-league uniform, it would have happened by now,” Jeff Borris tells the San Francisco Chronicle . “When 2008... More »

Aaron: Let Bonds Keep Record

(Newser) - Maybe you think Bud Selig ought to void Barry Bonds’ chemically-bolstered home run record, but Hank Aaron does not. “I just don’t see how you really can do a thing like that,” the former, and just maybe future, home-run king told Terence Moore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.... More »

Griffey Slams 600th Homer Against Marlins

Reds outfielder joins Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, Mays, and Sosa.

(Newser) - Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th career homer last night to join Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Sammy Sosa as the only players to do so. Griffey connected off Mark Hendrickson in the first inning of the Cincinnati Reds' 9-4 victory over the Florida Marlins, the... More »

Bonds Hitless in Search for New Club

Free agent slugger, 43, has yet to find a home for 2008

(Newser) - Barry Bonds might have a bulked-up home run record on his resume, but his steroids-related indictment has thus far made his MLB job search a strikeout, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The all-time home run leader, now 43, remains a free agent after San Francisco cut him loose last year—... More »

Bonds Busts Out With 752, 753

Barry's 6 RBI not enough to save San Fran, though; Cubs prevail, 9-8

(Newser) - 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... More »

Slumping Bonds Gets Night Off

Slugger 0-for-20 entering series at Wrigley; Giants swept by rival Dodgers

(Newser) - In his pursuit of Hank Aaron's towering home-run record, Barry Bonds has recently gone cold; in the six games sandwiching the All-Star break, he has gone hitless in 23 at-bats, including three walks. Manager Bruce Bochy is resting him to start San Francisco's series at Chicago. Bonds has been at... More »

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