Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs

Hunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for the World Series champions, the quirky Pence has played in 383 straight games - the longest active streak in the majors - since the Giants traded for him in July 2012. He hit .277 with 20 homers and 74 RBIs last year. He was hit by a pitch from the Cubs' Corey Black and went to first base before being removed for a pinch runner. ''It didn't look good,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You hate to see it but these things do happen. Guys work so hard to get ready.'' X-rays showed Pence has a non-displaced fracture in his left forearm. Black reached out to Pence over Twitter. ''Lost for words. Hope you heal fast (at)hunterpence hitting someone is never a good feeling. Hurting someone is even worse,'' Black wrote.