MILWAUKEE (AP) – Barry Bonds tied Hank Aaron’s National League’s home run record, hitting his 733rd Friday night.

Bonds’ three-run homer in the sixth inning off Milwaukee reliever Chris Spurling was his 25th of the season. The San Francisco Giants outfielder is 22 homers from Aaron’s all-time record of 755.

With runners on first and third, the 42-year-old Bonds hit a 2-0 pitch that just cleared the wall in center field to give the Giants an 11-10 lead.

Howard hits No. 58

Ryan Howard hit his 58th home run of the season Friday night, leaving the Philadelphia Phillies’ first baseman two shy of becoming the sixth player in major league history to reach 60.

Howard lined a 3-1 pitch from Florida’s Ricky Nolasco into the left-center seats in the third inning. It was Howard’s 29th homer at home.

, tying Chuck Klein’s team mark set in 1932. Howard also pushed his total to 143 RBIs, matching Don Hurst’s club record for a first baseman set in 1932.

Howard is the second Philadelphia player to hit 58 homers in a season. Jimmie Foxx did it for the Philadelphia A’s in 1932.

Only five players – Barry Bonds (73), Mark McGwire (70, 65), Sammy Sosa (66, 64, 63), Roger Maris (61) and Babe Ruth (60) – have reached 60 homers. Howard, the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, has nine games remaining after Friday night to join that elite group.

AP-ES-09-22-06 2025EDT


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