Giants' Sandoval ties World Series record with three home runs in game
Pablo Sandoval is congratulated by his Giants teammates after his first home run of the night.
October 24th, 2012
10:33 PM ET

Giants' Sandoval ties World Series record with three home runs in game

Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants tied a World Series record when he hit three home runs in Game 1 against the Detroit Tigers.

Sandoval, who had 12 home runs during the regular season, hit a solo home run in the first and a two-run shot in the third off Tigers ace Justin Verlander. In the fifth, he added another home run off Al Alburquerque. He has six home runs in the postseason.

Three other players have homered three times in one World Series game.

Babe Ruth did it twice, and Reggie Jackson also achieved the feat. Last year, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols had three home runs in Game 3.

Through five innings, the Giants were up 6-0.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    End score WAS 6-1!

    October 25, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. chrissy

    Correction, the final score was 8-3 Giants.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse | Reply

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