Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Hunter Pence sidestepped questions about his home run, the one that cleared the top row of seats in left field. No, he didn't hear anything special when the ball made contact with his bat in the first inning. And no, he didn't realize it was going to travel an extra-long way. Pence wanted to avoid that topic all together after the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. Instead, the outfielder hinted, why not focus on the performance of pitcher Yusmeiro Petit, who won his first game in four years? Nice try, but that homer was hit too far to simply dismiss. Officially, Pence's shot went 457 feet. But teammate Brandon Belt thinks it wasn't measured properly. ''That's 500 feet at least,'' said Belt, who kept up his torrid hitting with four singles. ''I'm marking that down - 500 feet.'' As for Chad Bettis, the one who delivered the fastball to Pence, well, he had a little postgame regret. ''Probably should've thrown him a different pitch there,'' Be...
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