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Bonds ahead in homer race

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With two drives, Barry Bonds suddenly jumped in front of two of baseball's greatest home run hitters.

His first shot gave him more career homers than Mickey Mantle. Then a grand slam pushed him ahead of Mark McGwire's pace in the chase for the single-season record.

Bonds' five RBIs Thursday night added up to an 11-3 victory for the San Francisco Giants over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Bonds hit his 43rd homer, a solo shot in the fourth, to pass Mantle for ninth place. The pair was tied at 536 homers before Bonds went up by two.

CARDINALS 3, CUBS 1: McGwire hit two home runs, and rookie Bud Smith pitched seven innings as St. Louis won at Chicago. McGwire has 570 home runs, three behind Harmon Killebrew for fifth place.

ASTROS 3, PIRATES 2:Craig Biggio hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning for visiting Houston, and Dave Mlicki (2-0) ended his four-game losing streak against the Pirates.

PHILLIES 3, METS 2:Marlon Anderson singled to start a two-run rally in the eighth inning, then was carried off the field after an awkward fall in the ninth as Philadelphia beat New York. Jimmy Rollins hit a two-out, tiebreaking RBI single off Rey Ordonez's glove as the Phillies won their third straight and moved into a first-place tie with Atlanta in the NL East.

EXPOS 3, BRAVES 2 (10):Mike Mordecai fouled off four straight full-count pitches before drawing a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning to give Montreal the victory.

DODGERS 3, ROCKIES 1: Eric Gagne allowed three hits in 6 1-3 innings and was bailed out of a bases-loaded jam by Giovanni Carrara as Los Angeles beat Colorado.