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Posted on: Wednesday, June 20, 2001

Bonds blasts No. 37 to tie record

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Barry Bonds tied the record for the most home runs before the All Star break by hitting No. 37, but San Diego beat San Francisco 4-3 in 15 innings last night on shortstop Rich Aurilia's throwing error.

The Padres scored three times in the ninth to tie it against Robb Nen. San Diego then loaded the bases in the 15th on a single, a walk and a strikeout-wild pitch with two outs against Ryan Vogelsong.

Mike Colangelo grounded to short with two outs, but Aurilia's throw pulled Edwards Guzman off first base, allowing Phil Nevin to score the winning run.

The game lasted 5 hours, 16 minutes.

The teams combined for 40 strikeouts, setting an NL record for an extra-inning game. Eighteen of the whiffs came in extra innings.

Bonds' shot in the fifth matched the mark set by Reggie Jackson in 1969 and tied by Mark McGwire in 1998.