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Bonds hits NL-record 734th HR, but Giants lose again

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Barry Bonds was glad he broke Hank Aaron's NL
home run record on Saturday night -- and upset that the San
Francisco Giants lost for seventh time in eight games.

Bonds hit his 734th career homer, but the Milwaukee Brewers
rallied past San Francisco 10-8 for their third consecutive win
over the struggling Giants.

The seven-time MVP hit a solo shot off Chris Capuano over the
right-center fence in the third inning, just out of the reach of
outfielders Brady Clark and Corey Hart. Capuano is the 434th
pitcher to give up a home run to Bonds.

Bonds, who hit No. 733 and drove in a season-high six runs
Friday night, is 21 homers shy of Aaron's career mark of 755. It
was Bonds' 26th home run this season, and again it came in the same
city where Aaron started and ended his major league career.

"It's a good accomplishment, but I just want to win," Bonds
said. "It's not fun to talk right now. I wish it were a better
time."

The Giants' late-season struggles have likely cost them any
chance to win the NL West or grab the wild card. They have been
outscored 88-48 during the first eight games of a nine-game road
trip.

After winning the series opener 9-4, the Brewers have scored in
the eighth inning of the past two games to break a tie each time.

"It's been a long road trip, just long," Bonds said.
"Everyone is out there working hard."

Giants manager Felipe Alou agreed that the loss took a little of
the luster off Bonds breaking Aaron's NL record.

"I don't believe the main thing here is the record, those guys
want to win the game," Alou said. "This is an ugly road trip."

Capuano said the pitch Bonds hit for a home run was a fastball
"pretty much down the middle of the plate."

"I know it's Barry Bonds up there," Capuano said. "But I know
if I make my pitches, I'll get him out. I just happened to get lazy
with one thing."

Brewers manager Ned Yost called Bonds "a special talent."

"He's a once-in-a-lifetime guy," Yost said. "He works real
hard to keep himself in shape."

The Brewers scored twice in the eighth to break an 8-all tie and
win their fourth straight game overall. Tony Graffanino singled
with one out and stole second. Prince Fielder struck out, but Bill
Hall lined an RBI double down the right-field line.

Corey Hart then hit a soft fly to right fielder Moises Alou, who
dropped it for a two-base error that allowed Hall to score.

Yost said the clutch hit by Hall was the key. Hall also had a
key hit in the Brewers' eighth-inning rally on Friday and scored
the go-ahead run.

"Billy has been huge two nights in a row," Yost said. "His
approach has been fantastic. I'm really proud of Billy."

Jack Taschner (0-1) took the loss. Noah Lowry went five innings
for Giants despite giving up five runs in the first, when the
Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate.

"I fell behind guys and ended up paying for it," Lowry said.
"I was mostly going with my fastball and it was getting hit."

Jose Capellan (4-2) pitched a perfect eighth for the win and
Francisco Cordero worked a scoreless ninth to convert his 15th save
15 chances with Milwaukee. Capuano lasted 5 1-3 innings, giving up
seven runs and 11 hits.

Moises Alou had a home run and two doubles.

San Francisco, which trailed 6-1 after two innings, came back to
grab the lead in the sixth on Randy Winn's RBI double, his third
double of the game, and Omar Vizquel's RBI single to make it 7-6.

Eliezer Alfonzo's RBI groundout in the seventh increased the
lead to 8-6.

But in the bottom half, David Bell knocked in a run with a
fielder's choice and scored on a wild pitch by Taschner to tie it
at 8.

Game notes
Capuano made a diving catch of a bunt attempt by Vizquel in
the first inning. The pitcher was shaken up on the play, but
remained in the game. ... Giants C Todd Greene left in the third
with a bruised thigh after being hit by a foul ball. San Francisco
2B Ray Durham left in the sixth after fouling a ball off his knee.