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Giants’ Pence fouls ball off his eye but stays in the game

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence heads to first base after he was walked during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Washington. Pence is seen with a black eye he suffered in the second inning while batting but stayed in the game.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence heads to first base after he was walked during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016, in Washington. Pence is seen with a black eye he suffered in the second inning while batting but stayed in the game. The Associated Press

Hunter Pence has not been the luckiest of Giants this season.

In the second inning of Saturday’s 7-1 victory over the Nationals in Washington, Pence hit a foul ball off home plate that bounced and hit him in the right eye. Swelling surfaced immediately, but he stayed in the game. He finished 1 for 4 with a walk and a run scored.

Pence sat out five games in May due to nagging soreness, then was sent to the disabled list with a hamstring injury that forced him to miss 48 games.

Compiled by Noel Harris

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