Pence blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the first to record his 20th home run of the season, joining some great company. Barry Bonds was the last Giants player to accomplish the feat back in 1998, finishing the season with 37 homers and 28 stolen bases. Bonds was part of the 20/20 club six times, while other Giants legends include Bobby Bonds (six times), Willie Mays (three times), Jeffrey Leonard (1983), Glenallen Hill (1995) and Orlando Cepeda (1959).
Pence is the third player in the Major Leagues this season to reach the 20/20 mark, joining Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
The 30-year-old had himself a great night even though the Giants lost 9-8 to the Rockies after blowing a 6-0 lead. Pence finished the night going 4-for-5 with two singles, a double and home run, finishing a triple away from the cycle. He led the team with six RBI's, tying a career high he set back on August 12, 2009 with the Houston Astros in a 14-6 win over the Florida Marlins.
Tuesday night marked the third time in San Francisco history a Giants player had a six-RBI performance in a loss.
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