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Giants fall to Marlins 6-5

  • San Francisco Giants center fielder Andres Torres, foreground, throws the ball after fielding a double hit by Miami Marlins' Jeff Mathis in the eighth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in Miami. The Marlins won 6-5. Giants left fielder Gregor Blanco, background, backs up the play. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

MIAMI — After hitting two doubles and a triple in Friday's game, Hunter Pence admitted he was frustrated that he hadn't homered in over a month.

Pence broke through with a home run in his first at-bat Sunday, and drove in three runs for the San Francisco Giants in a 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins.

"There were a lot of big hits, but at the end of the day we didn't get the win," Pence said. "It was a tough loss."

It was his first home run since July 13 at San Diego, a span of 111 at-bats. He has 15 this season.

"I'm sure it was a little bit of a load off his mind hitting that one today," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He had a good at-bat, took a good swing and certainly smoked that one."


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