CINCINNATI (AP) - Barry Bonds hit his 751st home run on the third pitch he saw in the Giants' series opener against the Reds.
The two-run shot went deep into the seats in right-center last night and pulled Bonds to within four of Hank Aaron's record.
The San Francisco slugger stepped into the batter's box in the first inning to boos from every corner of Great American Ball Park -- far different from the loving treatment he receives back home in the Bay Area.
The drive off right-hander Aaron Harang traveled an estimated 409 feet, the second home run Harang has allowed to the seven-time
The Reds and Giants play again at one-15 eastern time this afternoon.
It gave the Giants a two-to- nothing lead on Harang's 27th pitch.
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