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Hunter Pence Delivers for the Giants in Extra Innings Win Over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 24: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after hitting a two run walk off double against the San Diego Padres during the eleventh inning at AT&T Park on June 24, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 3-2 in 11 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 24: Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Brandon Crawford #35 after hitting a two run walk off double against the San Diego Padres during the eleventh inning at AT&T Park on June 24, 2018 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 3-2 in 11 innings. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /
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San Francisco Giants have been waiting to see Hunter Pence relive some of the heroics he’s brought to the team over the years.

They got their wish as Hunter Pence delivered a walk-off single to win the series for the San Francisco Giants.

For much of the season, Pence has been the man waiting on the bench for his opportunity to contribute. Today, Pence was able to come through when asked upon in a bases-loaded situation.

The Giants were trailing the game 2-1 at the time, and with Padres all-star closer, Brad Hand on in relief the game it didn’t look good for the Giants.

But, here was Pence finding himself with a chance to shrug off the rough season with bases loaded and one out, and Pence certainly came through.

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It was a great moment for the man who has brought so much joy to the city of San Francisco since he was acquired during the second half of the 2012 season.

The game-winning hit reminded Giants fans of how much Pence has meant to the team and a chance to forget the injuries that have come to derail the latter part of his career.

To get a guy like Pence going again would be a huge boost to the Giants bench given how his motor never stops during the game.

Just his leadership alone is a reason why he still finds himself holding a place down on this roster. If the Giants do find themselves in a pennant race, having a guy like Pence as another source of motivation and veteran presence could be exactly what the Giants need.

This was a huge series win for the Giants as they need to be able to keep pace with Diamondbacks and Dodgers in a tough National League.

The Giants will now take some time to enjoy this win before starting a series with the Rockies on Tuesday night. For now, let’s enjoy the Pence magic that we’ve grown accustomed to throughout the years.

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