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Ruth, Jackson, Pujols and now Sandoval

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On October 25, 2012 @ 9:24 AM In Florida News,main feature,MLB | No Comments

[1]Sandoval’s 3 HRs lead Giants to 8-3 romp in opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in Wednesday night’s opener.

Sandoval hit a solo home run to right-center in the first, a two-run, opposite-field drive to left in the third and another bases-empty shot into the center-field batter’s eye in the fifth. He joined Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928), Reggie Jackson (1977) and Albert Pujols (2011) as the only players with three-homer games in the Series.

Barry Zito, who like Sandoval watched the 2010 Series opener from the dugout, won by allowing one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Source: Associated Press


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