VIDEO: Hunter Pence hits an awkward upper-deck blast

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As only Hunter Pence can do. MLB.com has the highlight

Pence looked off balance as the pitch came in, but he righted himself quickly for a 440-foot bomb.

The 31-year-old right fielder is batting .299/.367/.483 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI in 75 games this season for the Giants, who have a four-game lead over the Dodgers in the National League West standings.

Cardinals activate Greg Holland from disabled list

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The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that reliever Greg Holland has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Reliever Matt Bowman heads back to the DL with blisters on his right middle finger.

Holland, 32, has been out of action since late May due to a right hip impingement. Holland signed a one-year, $14 million deal with the Cardinals at the end of March, but it hasn’t been going well. He has given up 15 runs (14 earned) on 20 hits and 15 walks with 10 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings this season.

Bowman, 27, missed about a month between May 17 and June 14 due to blister issues. He appeared in only three games before heading back. Bowman gave up two runs and recorded two outs in Monday’s 6-5 walk-off loss to the Phillies.