Sandoval Leads Giants To Opening Victory

Sandoval Leads Giants To Opening Victory Photo: TT

Pablo Sandoval was the hero as he hit a record-equalling three home runs in the opening game of the World Series to lead San Francisco Giants to a 8-3 win over Detroit Tigers.

The Venezuelan joined the class of Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols in the record books with her World Series exploits, which puts the Giants in the boxseat in the best-of-seven series.

Giants coach Bruce Bochy said: “I’ll never forget it. Three home runs on a stage like this, that’s pretty impressive.”

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander had been one of the stars of the season for his side, but was found wanting in game one.

“He’s one of the best pitchers in the big leagues,” Sandoval said of Verlander. “In these situations, you want to face the best.”

However, Verlander admitted: “I just didn’t execute tonight.”

Ben somerford
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