PABLO SANDOVAL BY THE NUMBERS

A statistical look at Pablo Sandoval's historic night, courtesy of Major League Baseball:

  • This was the fifth three-homer game in World Series history joining Babe Ruth (1926 Game 4 and 1928 Game 4), Reggie Jackson (1977 Game 6) and Albert Pujols (2011 Game 5).

  • This was the ninth three-homer game in postseason history. In addition to Ruth, Jackson and Pujols, the Giants third baseman joins Bob Robertson (1971 NLCS Game 2), George Brett (1978 ALCS Game 3), Adam Kennedy (2002 ALCS Game 5) and Adrian Beltre (2011 ALDS Game 4).

  • Sandoval becomes the third Giants player with a multi-homer game in the World Series. The others are Benny Kauff (Game 4, 1917) and Jeff Kent (Game 5, 2002).

  • This was the seventh multi-homer game in Giants postseason history. In addition to the two listed above, the others are Will Clark (NLCS Game 1, 1989), Jeff Kent (NLDS Game 3, 1997), Rich Aurilia (NLCS Game 2, 2002) and Cody Ross (NLCS Game 1 2010).

  • This was the second time in AT&T Park history that a player hit three home runs in a game. The other came from the Dodgers' Kevin Elster in the park's opening game on April 11, 2000.

  • Sandoval becomes the fourth Venezuelan-born player to homer in a World Series game, joining Dave Concepcion (1975 Game 3), Miguel Cabrera (2003 Game 4) and Alex Gonzalez (2003 Game 4).


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  • Pablo Sandoval is the ninth player to collect at least one RBI in six straight postseason games, joining Rodriguez, Ryan Howard (eight in 2009), Lou Gehrig (eight from 1928-32), Bill "Moose" Skowron (seven from 1958-60), Clyde Barnhart (seven from 1925-27), Ivan Rodriguez (six in 2003), Bernie Williams (six in 1996) and Tony Perez (six from 1975-76).

  • Sandoval is the second Giants player to homer in the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series, joining Mel Ott, who did so in 1933 against the Washington Senators.