Rich Aurilia holds the non-Mays-or-Bonds record for a San Francisco-era player with 114 runs in 2001. Before Pence, the last Giant to score 100 runs was Aubrey Huff in 2010.
"You could talk about Hunter all day, about what this guy brings to a club," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday. "That's what the game's about, putting runs on the board."
Pence, who publicly downplays his personal achievements, apparently was excited about his latest statistical milestone.
"He told me when he came into the dugout," said Pence's buddy, left fielder/first baseman Michael Morse.
Pence's combination of aggressiveness and intelligence on the basepaths has hastened his accumulation of runs.
"He has created a lot of the situations, the way he runs the bases," Bochy said.
Bochy expressed appreciation for Pence's limitless store of energy. Estimating that he has checked on Pence's condition twice all season, Bochy said, "He's got to be the lowest-maintenance player I've ever had."
Pence, who lengthened his hitting streak Wednesday to 16 games, entered the series finale against Colorado leading the National League in runs and hits.
And -- to cite those hallowed names again -- Pence needed one double and one homer to join Mays and Bobby Bonds as the only San Francisco Giants with at least 30 doubles, 10 or more triples and 20 or more home runs in a season. Mays did it in 1958 (33 doubles, 11 triples, 29 homers); Bonds fashioned this combination in 1970 (36 doubles, 10 triples, 26 homers).
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.