Hank Aaron 755
Barry Bonds 753
Babe Ruth 714
San Francisco (39-54) slugger Barry Bonds hit home runs 752 and 753 Thursday, a solo shot in the second inning and a three-run shot in the seventh in a 9-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs (50-44). Bonds is now just 2 shy of tying Hank Aaron’s all-time mark of 755. In the second inning, Bonds launched the first pitch off Ted Lilly (10-4) over the right-field bleachers and out of Wrigley Field. In the seventh inning and down 9-5, Bonds drove a full-count fastball with two out and two on off Will Ohman (1-4), just onto the center field basket for a three-run shot. The left-fielder finished the game 3 for 3 with 3 runs, 2 homers, 6 RBI and a walk. At current season’s pace, Bonds is expected to tie the record on July 29.
For the season, Bonds is hitting .287 with 19 home runs, 48 RBI and a major league-leading 95 walks.