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Bonds Hits 58th Homer As Giants Lose 4-1
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Release: 09/04/2001
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Sept 3, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds stepped up his charge at Mark McGwire's record with his major league-leading 58th homer on Monday.

Bonds hit a 1-0 pitch from Colorado right-hander Jason Jennings over the right-center field wall to open the fourth inning. He rounded the bases to a standing ovation for his second homer in six at-bats.

It was Bonds' 552nd career homer, leaving him 11 behind Reggie Jackson for seventh place on baseball's career list.

Bonds hit his 58th homer in the Giants' 138th game. He's two games behind the record pace set in 1999 by Sammy Sosa, who did it in 136 games.

McGwire, who hit 70 homers in 1998, had 59 after the Cardinals' first 140 games.

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