For the second straight night, Hunter Pence left the yard in Reno, Nevada.
The rehabbing Giants right fielder homered in the top of the third inning Wednesday night to give the Sacramento River Cats a 2-1 lead over the Reno Aces. He finished the game 1-for-4.
In five rehab games at Triple-A, Pence has hit three home runs.
Pence is working his way back from right hamstring surgery.
Giants second baseman Joe Panik, who is with Sacramento as he recovers from a concussion, went 2-for-4 in the game. He singled to center in the first inning and singled to right field in the fifth. He was lifted from the game for a defensive replacement before the bottom of the eighth inning.
In three games with Sacramento, Panik is 3-for-16 with a double and a walk.
Reno defeated Sacramento 7-3 on Wednesday night at Greater Nevada Field.
Before the Giants' series finale against the Reds on Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters in San Francisco that despite Pence's success on his rehab assignment, the team wouldn't rush him back.
"No, right now, talking to the trainers, they think he needs some time," manager Bruce Bochy said. "That could change in the next couple days as you've seen, but right now with how he's running and how he's feeling, they just think he needs a little more time."
As for Panik, there is some belief that he could return during the Giants' upcoming weekend series with the Nationals.