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Pablo Sandoval hit three homers and drove in six runs Wednesday, leading a rare power show by the San Francisco Giants in a 13-5 win over the San Diego Padres. Sandoval started the day with 10 home runs this season. He then hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning, a leadoff drive in the eighth and a three-run homer in the ninth. Sandoval's only previous three-homer game came in the opener of last year's World Series. He wound up as the MVP of the Series. The star third baseman also added a single against the Padres. San Francisco hit six home runs overall. The Giants began the game tied with Miami for the fewest homers in the majors with 80. Tim Lincecum (9-13) won again at Petco Park as the Giants avoided the three-game sweep. In Lincecum's first start at San Diego since throwing a no-hitter on July 13, he worked 5 2-3 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits in gaining his third straight win. The Giants tagged Eric Stults (8-13), hitting three home runs in taking a 5-2 lea...
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