Bonds Hits 41st, 42nd Home Run
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Barry Bonds hit his 41st and 42nd home runs of the season Wednesday night to tie Mickey Mantle for ninth place on the career list with 536.
The San Francisco star hit a solo shot to right off Colorado’s Mike Hampton in the fourth inning, and added a two-run blast to left off the Rockies pitcher in the fifth.
Soon after rounding the bases on the first homer, Bonds was led, clutching his back, into the clubhouse by Giants trainer Stan Conte. Bonds returned to left field in the top of the fifth.
After hitting his second homer, Bonds was replaced in left field by Armando Rios.
It was Bonds’ 51st career multihomer game, and fifth this season. He has hit his 42 homers in 95 games, surpassing Mark McGwire’s pace of 41 in 1998 when he hit a record 70 homers.