MLB: San Francisco 9, Colorado 6

Aug. 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hunter Pence hit his first home run as a Giant Sunday -- a three-run shot that lifted San Francisco to a 9-6 victory over Colorado.

Pence, who was obtained in a trade with Philadelphia last month, had struggled in the eight games since the deal, batting only .156 over 32 at-bats.


But that changed Sunday when his two-out fly ball to left-center field off Rafael Betancourt barely cleared the fence to score Angel Pagan and Melky Cabrera ahead of him, capping a five-run rally that gave San Francisco the victory.

Cabrera (three RBI) and Buster Posey drove in runs off Matt Belisle (3-4) during the decisive inning as the National League West-leading Giants rallied from a 6-4 deficit and took the rubber match of a three-game series.

Brandon Belt went 4-for-4 with an RBI in the victory.

Clay Hensely (4-3) held the Rockies to one run over two innings to earn the win, which enable the Giants to hang onto a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

Eric Young 3-for-5 with a run-scoring double for the Rockies.

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