Bonds clubs No. 724, now 31 shy of tying Aaron
Bonds is now 31 shy of tying home run king Hank Aaron's record of 755. Bonds has 16 homers this season for the San Francisco Giants.
The 42-year-old Bonds hadn't homered since Aug. 4 against Colorado. He left Wednesday's game after he batted in the sixth due to an irritated left elbow.
The Giants beat the Padres 7-5 in 13 innings.
The homer gave Bonds 1,903 RBI, tying him for eighth on the career list.
It was Bonds' 84th homer and 208th RBI against San Diego, his most against any opponent.
His 44 homers in San Diego are his most in road city. It was his fifth in three seasons at Petco Park.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press