Pagan shrugs off hitting streak snapping

Pagan shrugs off hitting streak snapping

LOS ANGELES -- Angel Pagan didn't lament the end of his career-high hitting streak, which was halted at 20 games Monday night when he went 0-for-5 in the Giants' 9-1 loss to the Dodgers.

It wasn't about him, anyway.

"I wasn't trying to keep the hitting streak going," Pagan said Tuesday. "I was just trying to help the team. I'm not sad; I'm not worried. I just want to work to be consistent."

The Giants' center fielder and primary leadoff hitter batted .298 during his streak with two doubles, three triples, four homers and seven RBIs during his streak, which matched the eighth-longest in the club's San Francisco (since 1958) era.

Pagan lifted his batting average from .111 to .256 during the streak, which solidified his role.

"The hard work that he put in to find his swing paid off," manager Bruce Bochy said. "You could see it coming. He mixed in some big hits in that streak, too."