Running on Pence Oil

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Hunter Pence pounds fist with Jim Thome after scoring a run in the first inning. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

With five runs scored in his last four games, Phillies rightfielder Hunter Pence has moved into second place  among all National League players in runs scored.

He is currently on pace to score 110 runs, which would top his career high of 93 (set in 2010).

Pence could become the seventh Phillie to lead the NL in runs since 1964.

The six that have done so since then (*tied Tony Gwynn for league lead):

Year      Player     Runs GP     Avg.     OBA Slg.
2007 Jimmy Rollins 139     162 .296 .344    .531
2006 Chase Utley 131 160 .309 .379 .527
1993 Lenny Dykstra     143 161 .305 .420 .482
1986 Von Hayes *107 158 .305 .379 .480
1981 Mike Schmidt 78 102 .316 .435 .644
1964 Dick Allen 125 162 .318 .382 .557

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