Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 10/24/12
The San Francisco Giants cruise past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 behind the bat of Pablo Sandoval and his 3 homer night. In Postseason play, Sandoval has already halved his regular season total by accumulating 6 homeruns. He hit a total of 12 homeruns in 108 games during the regular season. Sandoval’s three homerun game was the first at AT&T Park since 2000.  Sandoval’s performance would only mark the fourth time in World Series history where three homeruns were hit by a single player. Giants’ lefthander Barry Zito outdueled reigning American League Cy Young and Most Valuable Player award winner Justin Verlander, by pitching 5.2 innings of 1- run ball. Verlander, for just the second time this season, was unable to make it to the sixth inning. Verlander threw 98 pitches and gave up five earned runs in four laborous innings of work. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval muscled an 0-2 pitch out of the park for a solo- homerun to start the Giants’ offense in the first inning. Justin Verlander hadn’t
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