Powered by Pablo Sandoval's 3 home runs, the San Francisco Giants dominated the Detroit Tigers in a 8-3 victory, taking a 1-0 lead in the World Series.
The reclamation of Barry Zito's reputation continued with a game 1 victory, flummoxing the Tigers with off speed pitches. He allowed just 1 run and 6 hits in 5 2/3 innings, and helped his cause with an RBI single. It was a very disappointing night for the consensus best pitcher in baseball, Justin Verlander. The Tigers' ace was well off his game, knocked out of the box after 4 innings, 5 runs and 6 hits.
Sandoval was the hitting star of the night with his 3 home runs, a single and 4 RBI. The hot hitting Marco Scutaro added a pair of RBI singles as well. The Tigers could only muster a Miguel Cabrera had an RBI single and a 9th inning Jhonny Peralta 2 run home run.
I have to admit this was one of the strangest games I've ever witnessed. Why the weirdness had to be part of a Tigers World Series loss, only the Baseball Gods know.
Pablo Sandoval pounds Tigers and Justin Verlander into submission
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