Originally created 09/25/01

Bonds hits homer No. 67



LOS ANGELES -- Barry Bonds hit his 67th home run Monday night, leaving him three shy of the record Mark McGwire set three years ago.

The San Francisco slugger hit a 1-1 pitch off James Baldwin into the right-field seats in the seventh inning, breaking a tie with Sammy Sosa for the second most home runs in a season.

The homer came in the Giants' 151st game. McGwire hit his 67th in St. Louis' 162nd game. The Cardinals played 163 games that season because one game was suspended by rain.

Sosa hit his 66th and final homer of 1998 in the Chicago Cubs' 160th game.

Bonds' record 35th road homer gave the Giants a 2-0 lead over the Dodgers.