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Baseball: Bonds Surpasses Career Home Run Record


In Major League Baseball, San Francisco's Barry Bonds hit career home run number 757 in the Giants' 5-0 win over the Washington Nationals. The two-run homer came one night after Bonds' broke Hank Aaron's 33-year-old record with his 756th career homer.

In another National League contest Wednesday, Garrett Atkins drove in a career high six runs as the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 19-4. Despite the loss, the Brewers remain in first place in the NL Central division, a game ahead of Chicago.

In the American League, Boston rookie Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking home run to give the Red Sox a 9-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The win gave Boston a six-game lead over the New York Yankees for first place in the A.L. East.

Other A.L winners were the Devil Rays, Blue Jays, Mariners, Twins, Athletics and White Sox.

N.L. winners include the Mets, Reds, Phillies, Astros, Cardinals and Diamondbacks.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays beat the Detroit Tigers, 7-1. The Toronto Blue Jays won 15-4 against the New York Yankees. The Seattle Mariners downed the Baltimore Orioles, 8-4. The Minnesota Twins won 11-4 against the Kansas City Royals. The Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers, 6-3. And the Chicago White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4, thanks to Juan Uribe's two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning.

The New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves, 4-3, after Moises Alou's tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning. The Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-0. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Florida Marlins, 6-4. The Houston Astros completed a three-game sweep against the Chicago Cubs after a 8-2 victory. The St. Louis Cardinals edged the San Diego Padres, 2-1. And the Arizona Diamondbacks earned their 14th win in 17 games with a 10-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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