San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence, hit by pitch, has broken arm

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a broken left forearm and will be out six to eight weeks

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 @hunterpence hitting someone is never a good feeling. Hurting someone is even worse,” Black wrote.

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