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Scout.com Player of the Week: Hunter Pence
Pence not only led the charge as the G-men took three of four from the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, going 8-for-17 with seven runs, five homers and 12 RBIs, but he's had arguably the best week of any big leaguer this season.
Pence led all of Major League Baseball in home runs (6), RBIs (19), hits (13), slugging (1.103, with second-place Paul Goldschmidt coming in at .958) and OPS, hitting .448 (13-for-29) with 32 total bases – seven more than the next-most prolific batter (Mike Trumbo, with 25).
Pence didn't just tear the cover off the ball; he also tore some pages out of the San Francisco history book, as well. After tying a career-high six RBIs on a 4-for-5 Tuesday night loss to the Colorado Rockies – the most runs driven in by a Giants player at AT&T since Jose Guillen drove in six on Sept. 19, 2010 – Pence set a new career high with seven runs driven in on Saturday against the Boys in Blue, going 3-for-5 with a grand slam – the fourth of his career.
On Tuesday, Pence also became the first San Francisco player to reach the 20-20 plateau, sending a three-run blast into the seats for his 20th homer of the season.
With a two-homer day on Sunday, Pence has now hit round trippers in fourth straight games, and has driven in at least one run in six straight for the Giants, who have been out of playoff contention for some time now.
Pence has tallied at least one hit in eight of his last 10 games, and reached base safely in nine of his last 10. Six of his past 10 games have seen Pence tally at least two hits.
Pence is now hitting .295 on the year with 25 home runs, 92 RBIs and 86 runs scored.
Sept. 2-8: Mike Napoli
Aug. 26-Sept. 1: Brandon Moss
Aug. 19-25: Jarrod Parker
Aug. 12-18: Alfonso Soriano
Aug. 5-11: Miguel Cabrera
July 29-August 4: A.J. Burnett
July 22-28: Giancarlo Stanton
July 15-21: Juan Lagares
July 8-14: Buster Posey
July 1-7: Clayton Kershaw
June 24-30: Jason Kipnis
June 17-23: Ryan Howard
June 10-16: Carlos Gonzalez
June 3-9: Yasiel Puig
May 26-June 2: Domonic Brown
May 20-26: Mike Trout
May 13-19: Justin Masterson
May 6-12: Evan Longoria
April 29-May 5: Ryan Raburn
April 22-28: Jeff Locke
April 15-21: Mike Trout
April 8-14: Prince Fielder
Ryan Gorcey covers Major League Baseball and publishes BearTerritory.net for Scout.com and FOX Sports NEXT. Follow him on twitter at @RGBearTerritory.
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