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Bonds clubs No. 724, now 31 shy of tying Aaron

SAN DIEGO -- Barry Bonds hit his 724th career home run
Wednesday night, a solo shot leading off the second inning against
San Diego's Chan Ho Park.

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.

Park has allowed eight career homers to Bonds, tying him for the
most with Greg Maddux, Terry Mulholland, Curt Schilling and John Smoltz.

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.