Originally written October 25, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
SAN FRANCISCO -- Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, Albert Pujols … and the Kung Fu Panda. Pablo Sandoval hit three home runs, tying a World Series record held by Ruth, Jackson and Pujols to lead the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 on Wednesday night at AT&T Park. Sandoval homered in each of his first three at-bats, including two off Tigers ace Justin Verlander. He connected for a third homer off reliever Al Alburquerque to tie the record held by the three legendary sluggers. Ruth set the record in 1926 and tied it in 1928. Jackson had his hat trick in 1977, and Pujols went deep three times last year in Game 3 for St. Louis against Texas. "When you're a little kid, you dream of being in the World Series but you don't think of being in this situation where you hit three home runs in a game," Sandoval said. Sandoval tripled off Verlander in the All-Star Game in July at Kansas City. That gave him a boost of confidence fac...
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