Pence dived at full length but could only manage to collect the ball on the half-volley.
Petit claimed the next batter to e the game.
The 28-year-old Venezuelan right-hander struck out seven Diamondbacks in 95 pitches, 69 of which were strikes to almost join baseball's elite on the perfect game list.
Petit would have had the first perfect game this season. Three pitchers, including Petit's team mate Matt Cain, achieved the milestone in 2012.
(Reporting by Ben Everill in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)
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