- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

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

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