SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Barry Bonds broke two major league records with his 38th homer Wednesday night, including one set by Babe Ruth in 1928.
Bonds hit a two-run shot in the eighth inning off San Diego reliever Rodney Myers to break out of a tie with Reggie Jackson (1969) and Mark McGwire (1998) for the most homers before the All-Star break.
And he became the quickest to 38, doing it in his team's 71st game. Ruth hit 38 in 88 games in 1928.
This time, there was no doubt as Bonds hit a high, arcing shot into the seats in right field on a 2-1 pitch.
On Tuesday night, Bonds' 37th homer banged off the front of an advertising sign that hangs just above and a little behind the fence in right-center, and bounced back onto the field.
The umpires huddled for a few moments before waving Bonds home.
Bonds has 59 homers against the Padres, his highest total against any team. It was his 30th at Qualcomm Stadium, his highest total as a visitor at any stadium.
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