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Pagan sets Giants' home hit-streak mark

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants outfielder Angel Pagan set a franchise record during Friday's 4-3 win against the Cubs by hitting safely in his 25th consecutive home game.

"Every day I find a way to do something for the team, and look at this now -- I set a record," Pagan said. "But [I] have never been looking for that. I just go out there every day and try to do my best I can do for the team."

Pagan broke the mark established by Don Mueller from Sept. 13, 1954-May 5, 1955, when the club called New York's Polo Grounds its home. Pagan went 0-for-4 in the April 13 AT&T Park opener, but has collected at least one hit in each home game since then.

"It's meaningful for the team," Pagan said. "That means I'm doing my job; I'm getting on base."

Pagan eclipsed Mueller with a bloop single to right field off left-hander Paul Maholm in the third inning, and his teammates cheerfully greeted him when he returned to the dugout after getting forced out on Brett Pill's double-play ball.

"It feels good," Pagan said of his teammates' reaction. "It feels [as if] I'm valuable to [my] teammates with them supporting me, and that's what it's all about."

Pagan said hitting coach Hensley Meulens first told him about the streak before Friday's game.

The outfielder finished 1-for-4 on the night and is batting .356 (37-for-104) at AT&T Park this season.

Note: Though the Giants have been in existence since 1883, the franchise's streak records date back to 1918.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants outfielder Angel Pagan set a franchise record during Friday's 4-3 win against the Cubs by hitting safely in his 25th consecutive home game.

"Every day I find a way to do something for the team, and look at this now -- I set a record," Pagan said. "But [I] have never been looking for that. I just go out there every day and try to do my best I can do for the team."

Pagan broke the mark established by Don Mueller from Sept. 13, 1954-May 5, 1955, when the club called New York's Polo Grounds its home. Pagan went 0-for-4 in the April 13 AT&T Park opener, but has collected at least one hit in each home game since then.

"It's meaningful for the team," Pagan said. "That means I'm doing my job; I'm getting on base."

Pagan eclipsed Mueller with a bloop single to right field off left-hander Paul Maholm in the third inning, and his teammates cheerfully greeted him when he returned to the dugout after getting forced out on Brett Pill's double-play ball.

"It feels good," Pagan said of his teammates' reaction. "It feels [as if] I'm valuable to [my] teammates with them supporting me, and that's what it's all about."

Pagan said hitting coach Hensley Meulens first told him about the streak before Friday's game.

The outfielder finished 1-for-4 on the night and is batting .356 (37-for-104) at AT&T Park this season.

Note: Though the Giants have been in existence since 1883, the franchise's streak records date back to 1918.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.