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Pence dealing with sprained right thumb

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants left fielder Hunter Pence was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Mariners with a sprained right thumb. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and flied out to right.

Prior to the game, manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Pence wasn't seriously injured.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants left fielder Hunter Pence was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's 10-1 win over the Mariners with a sprained right thumb. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and flied out to right.

Prior to the game, manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Pence wasn't seriously injured.

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"We expect him to be fine after [Thursday's] off-day," Bochy said.

Pence hurt himself as he dove to snare Robinson Cano's fifth-inning RBI double in the Mariners' 6-4 victory Tuesday. On Wednesday, Pence was replaced in the lineup by Gorkys Hernandez, whom Bochy stationed in center field. Gregor Blanco, initially listed as the center fielder, moved to left field.

Pence started the Giants' first five games and batted .222 (4-for-18).

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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