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Hunter Pence drives in 3 in Giants 7-6 win over Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence followed his first long-term contract with his first game-ending hit with San Francisco.

Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday.

"Honestly, they showed faith in me by giving me the contract and that lifted my spirits," said Pence, who formally signed a five-year with the club earlier in the day. "I wanted to show them why they should believe in me."

Pence's last walk-off hit came with the Philadelphia Phillies on May 15, 2012.

"This game was a great way to go into the offseason," Pence said. "We have a team that battles and is scrappy. The last three weeks we've been playing that way and that gives us momentum heading into offseason."


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