Barry Bonds seems destined to destroy his home run record -- by the All-Star break.
Looking unstoppable, Bonds hit two more long homers at Dodger Stadium, leading the San Francisco Giants over Los Angeles 12-0 on Wednesday night.
The man who made 73 a magic number last year joined Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews as the only players in history to open a season with a pair of two-homer games. Mathews did it for the Milwaukee Braves in 1958.
"I just try to see it and hit it," Bonds said. "I'm strong enough to hit it out of the ballpark. I'm just trying to stay consistent and hit it."
In other NL games, San Diego held off Arizona 8-7, Chicago beat Cincinnati 10-3, Florida edged Montreal 6-5, Houston routed Milwaukee 15-2, Philadelphia downed Atlanta 3-1, Colorado beat St. Louis 6-3 and Pittsburgh defeated New York 5-3.
Bonds' stats after two games: 5-for-6, four homers, five runs scored and nine RBIs.
"I think it's natural to be awe-struck a little bit," said winning pitcher Russ Ortiz, who also homered. "We're fans of the game, too. You just feel privileged to play with someone like that. He's spoiling us right now, it's definitely fun to watch."
Bonds' two homers -- both over 440 feet -- gave him 571 overall, two behind Harmon Killebrew for sixth place on the career list.
The four-time MVP put the Giants ahead for good in the first inning with a three-run homer off Hideo Nomo that sailed an estimated 443 feet.
In the fourth, Bonds went even deeper, launching a 459-foot drive.
"You just accept it, you know what I mean?" Giants manager Dusty Baker said. "You accept it and be thankful for it."
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