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Last Updated: Sunday, 29 April 2007, 06:35 GMT 07:35 UK
Bonds on pace in Aaron run chase
MLB
Barry Bonds moved another step closer to Hank Aaron's major league record by belting career home run number 742.

The San Franscisco star's eighth homer of the season in a 5-4 loss to Arizona means he now needs 14 more to surpass MLB legend Aaron's all-time mark.

The Diamondbacks walked Bonds three times in the series opener on Friday but changed tactics on Saturday.

They went after him in the first inning but Bonds hammered a pitch from Edgar Gonzalez 428ft into right-centre field.

Bonds' home-run heroics have been tainted by accusations of steroid use, but the Giants slugger has denied ever knowingly used performance-enhancing drugs.

  • Japanese pitcher Kei Igawa replaced injured starter Jeff Karstens in the first inning to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 win over Boston, snapping their seven-game losing streak.



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