Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:43 PM by Andrew Masuda
Updated: Oct 24, 2012 7:44 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game. Sandoval helped the Giants build a 6-0 lead.
Sandoval connected twice off Detroit ace Justin Verlander and then in the fifth inning against reliever Al Alburquerque in Game 1 of the Series to join Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players with three homers in a World Series game. Ruth did it in 1926 and '28, Jackson did it in 1977 and Pujols accomplished the feat last year for St. Louis against Texas.
Sandoval had been benched for four of five games in the Giants' 2010 Series win over Texas.
Former UCSB star Barry Zito threw 5 2/3 innings of 1 run ball. The left-hander, who was left off the playoff roster in the Giants' 2010 World Series title run, added a run-scoring single for the Giants.
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