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SAN FRANCISCO AP Barry Bonds kept up his flair for the dramatic A day after hitting career homer No 500 Bonds homered for the sixth straight game and the San Francisco Giants rallied to remain unbeaten at Pacific Bell Park defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 Wednesday night Im very tired Bonds said It was hard to get into it today It seems like Im either hitting a home run or making an out Bonds became the first NL player to homer in six straight since Graig Nettles did it for San Diego in 1984 The major league record for homers in consecutive games is eight last accomplished by Seattles Ken Griffey Jr in 1993 I have aches and pains I didnt have before said Bonds Im drained but Ill recover San Francisco improved to 5-0 at Pac Bell Park It is the best home start for the Giants since they opened at 5-0 at Candlestick Park in 1973 The Dodgers have been involved in six consecutive one-run decisions losing four of them That was another tough one to lose Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said Were 15 games into the season and we havent been out of too many I feel strongly about the fact we havent put our game completely together After Chan Ho Park 2-1 struck out the first two batters in the Giants seventh Marvin Benard doubled over the head of left fielder Gary Sheffield Rich Aurilia and Bonds then homered on consecutive pitches With two strikes on a little guy like that I moved up six steps from my regular position said Sheffield Benard surprised me with his hit Bonds home run landed within four feet of his historic homer in McCovey Cove and marked the eighth time he reached the water in the short history of the park He was more emotionally drained than anybody because he
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