Joc snaps 0-for-22 streak with unbelievable magic single

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Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of magic to overcome a slump at the plate, and Joc Pederson found some at Oracle Park on Wednesday afternoon. 

Pederson has proven to be a perfect fit for the Giants this season, from his flashy style to his in-your-face home runs.

But in the midst of his recent 0-for-22 hitting slump, he brought out the old “magic wandoo” with a swinging bunt in the seventh inning of San Francisco’s 7-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

No matter what it looked like on the field, it was a single in the scorebook and Pederson was all smiles when he reached first base. 

He knew the slow roller had a chance to end his hitless streak as he came out of the box, sprinting down the first base line while both Rockies first baseman Connor Joe and pitcher Alex Colomé decided to try their luck and see if the baseball would cross over into foul territory. 

Instead, it traveled along the chalk all the way to first base, where it tapped the bag and granted Pederson his first base hit of the month. His last hit came April 27 against the Oakland Athletics -- a game the outfielder eventually exited with right groin tightness. He returned to the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 4. 

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Pederson’s now-snapped hitless streak isn’t indicative of his season as a whole. He’s still slashing .257/.305/.527 on the season and leads the Giants in home runs with six.

With the pressure of a slight slump as the plate now erased, Pederson is certainly looking ahead to San Francisco’s upcoming road trip with more hits on his mind. And after sweeping the Rockies, momentum is in the Giants' favor as they ride a five-game win streak.

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