Posted September 29, 2013 on
AP on Fox
San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
Hunter Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.
Francisco Peguero hit his first career home run leading off the ninth to tie it as Huston Street (2-5) blew his second save in 35 chances.
Tony Abreu followed with a single and advance to second on Street's wild pitch. Brandon Belt walked and both runners advanced on a passed ball.
After Buster Posey was intentionally walked, Pence, who had three RBIs, singled to center to end the game.
Sergio Romo (5-8) pitched the ninth for the win as the Giants finished in a third place tie with the Padres, 16 games behind the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam, Nick Hundley homered for the Padres. Gyorko's slam put an exclamation point on a sensational rookie season. He became the first rookie second baseman to lead his team in RBIs and has the third-most home runs in baseball history.
BEST OF MAXIM
Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants have finalized a $90 million, five-year contract, a deal that keeps the outfielder off the free-agent market.
The announcement was made at a news conference before Sunday's season finale against San Diego, the Giants' final game as defending World Series champions.
Pence began the day with a .282 average, a career-best 27 homers...
Hunter Pence and the San Francisco Giants have tentatively agreed to a five-year contract, pending a physical.
A formal announcement of the deal, reportedly worth $90 million, is expected to be made on Sunday.
Pence, batting .282 with a career-high 26 home runs and 94 RBIs, received the Willie Mac Award on Friday night, which is given to the Most Inspirational Giant.
The San Francisco Giants have preemptively taken one of the best free agent bats off of this winter's market, reportedly signing right fielder Hunter Pence to a five year, $90 million extension.
Pence is having one of the best years of his career in 2013, hitting .282/.339/.484 with a career-high 27 homers. The 30-year old is making $13.8 million this season, and his new...
Over the weekend, the Giants made the first big signing of the off-season, even though it wasn’t technically the off-season yet. Rather than let Hunter Pence get to free agency and potentially start a bidding war for his services, the Giants chose to sign him to a five year, $90 million contract before he got to test the market. I did a very short post in the aftermath of the...
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence and team president Larry Baer spoke for about 15 minutes after Friday's game and Pence said the two sides could agree on a new deal before Sunday's season finale.
"They're about to get back to me" Pence said. "We're either really close or really far away. I'll know shortly. We're talking I guess."
Before tonight’s game Hunter Pence was awarded one of the most prestigious awards a San Francisco Giant can achieve: the annual Willie Mac award. The award is voted on at the end of the year by players and coaches, and even one vote for the fan base; it’s meant to go to the player who epitomizes “competitive spirit, ability, and leadership.”
It’s safe to say that...
What an exciting way for the season to end! News just broke that the San Francisco Giants and Hunter Pence have agreed to a five year deal, which CBSSports' Jon Heyman reports is worth $90 million.
Whew! Feels good to have that one out of the way!
Yesterday, in the end of the year press conference, Brian Sabean said that signing Pence was his biggest priority; in...
The 2013 season is now officially over for the San Francisco Giants. Over the weekend they extended outfielder Hunter Pence to a five-year deal worth $90 million. Pence will be paid $16 million in 2014, and $18.5 million annually, the remaining four years.
The Giants have started conversations with Tim Lincecum‘s agents but Lincecum doesn’t seem to be in any rush to get...
The Giants and Hunter Pence have been talking about a new contract recently, but no deal was ever thought to be close. It sounded like Pence would end up reaching free agency, but that may not be the case anymore.
The San Francisco Giants and Hunter Pence are in "serious negotiations" about a new new contract and a deal could be close, according to Hank Schulman of...
Game 161 and the San Francisco Giants (75-86) dropped game two of their final series against the San Diego Padres (76-85) with a score of 9-3 on Saturday.
Starting pitcher, Yusmeiro Petit (4-1, 3.56 ERA), suffered his first loss of the season as he went 3.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits, two home runs, with two strikeouts. This also marked his shortest start of...
The San Francisco Giants took the field against the San Diego Padres in the last series of the 2013 season after Hunter Pence received the Willie Mac Award surrounded by past winners such as Matt Cain, Andres Torres, and J.T. Snow. Hunter was humble, complimentary, and appreciative; all the things you would love to see in any player on a major league roster, especially after the...
At the season ending press conference on Friday, Brian Sabean expressed that the organization's first offseason action would be to re-sign Hunter Pence, and then they would quickly move to Tim Lincecum.
Well, they got the former done before the season even ended; and now it's full steam ahead with the latter. With Pence's 5 year, $90 million contract now official...
Hunter Pence and his agent, Rick Thurman, just did Jacoby Ellsbury and Scott Boras a huge favor — albeit unintentionally.
According to multiple reports, Pence has agreed to a five-year, $90 million extension with the Giants. Not only does the deal allow Pence to buy some nice things, but it also sets the bar for free-agent outfielders, and ensures that the big fish — like Ellsbury...
San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean all but finalized pitcher Barry Zito's long-expected departure following seven tough years, while saying two of his top priorities moving forward from a disappointing 2013 season are re-signing Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence.
Yes, Lincecum might stay put in the comforts of the Bay Area where The Freak has spent his entire seven...
It's the final game of the season, and the last chance to watch your Giants play until next year. Two exciting pieces of news: Hunter Pence is starting making it an even 162 starts in 162 games. And, with Matt Cain not starting, the Giants are planning to use their bullpen all game, and Bruce Bochy has stated that he'll give Barry Zito his proper curtain call.