SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds doesn't make most afternoon lineups, but this weekend he not only started in both day games, he homered in them.Bonds added one more homer and one more pitcher to his collection on Sunday afternoon, when he walloped a low-flying home run off Arizona's Yusmeiro Petit in the Giants' 2-1 victory. The slugger now needs 15 more to tie Hank Aaron's record of 755.
Bonds launched No. 740 on the first pitch he saw into the arcade behind right field, a few feet shy of McCovey Cove, with two outs in the fourth inning. Petit became pitcher No. 438 to be lit up by Bonds for a home run. Bonds now has 37 home runs against Arizona in 371 at-bats."It just amazes me what he does at his age, the way he swings the bat, the way he's moving around. It just tells you how much better he is than the rest of us," manager Bruce Bochy said. The homer was Bonds' sixth of the season and marked the first time he has homered in consecutive games this year. He last hit back-to-back homers on Sept. 22-23, 2006, against the Brewers. "This guy is going to go down as one of the greatest players of all time," Bochy said. "I'm still amazed, even though I get to see it every day."
Becky Regan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.