Giants' Pence out of starting lineup for first time since 2012

Sep 27, 2014 5:10 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Outfielder Hunter Pence was held out of the Giants starting lineup Saturday for the first time since 2012, ending the longest consecutive starting streak in the majors at 331 games.

The 2014 All-Star had not missed a start since Sept. 23, 2012, before getting a rare day off against San Diego by manager Bruce Bochy. Assured of a spot in next week's wild card game, San Francisco also did not start regulars Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval.

Pence also went into the day with the majors' longest active streak for consecutive games played with 381.

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