San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval had one of the greatest performances in World Series history Wednesday when he hit three home runs to power the Giants to an 8-3 Game 1 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
In the first inning, Sandoval hit an 0-2 fastball by Tigers starter Justin Verlander into the front row over the center-field wall.
In the third inning, again off Verlander, Sandoval hit a 2-0 pitch into the front row of the left-field bleachers.
Sandoval capped his day by hitting a solo homer deep to center off of Al Albuquerque in the fifth inning.
With the crowd on its feet, hoping for a fourth homer, Sandoval merely singled in the seventh inning.