Sandoval's 3 HRs Lead Giants To 8-3 Romp In Opener - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Sandoval's 3 HRs Lead Giants To 8-3 Romp In Opener

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pablo Sandoval became just the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game, connecting twice against Justin Verlander and once off Al Alburquerque to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Detroit Tigers 8-3 in Wednesday night's opener. 

Sandoval hit a solo home run to right-center in the first, a two-run, opposite-field drive to left in the third and another bases-empty shot into the center-field batter's eye in the fifth. He joined Babe Ruth (1926 and 1928), Reggie Jackson (1977) and Albert Pujols (2011) as the only players with three-homer games in the Series. 

Barry Zito, who like Sandoval watched the 2010 Series opener from the dugout, won by allowing one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • BACK TO SCHOOL: See where your school ranks in performance

    BACK TO SCHOOL: See where your school ranks in performance

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:53:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two schools in the Spokane area received top rankings based on a new assessment, according to the Washington Policy Center. Using assessments based on a study by the Washington State Board of Education, the Washington Policy Center ranked schools on an "A to F-" scale, with 14 percent of schools in in and around Spokane finishing with A's or B's.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two schools in the Spokane area received top rankings based on a new assessment, according to the Washington Policy Center. Using assessments based on a study by the Washington State Board of Education, the Washington Policy Center ranked schools on an "A to F-" scale, with 14 percent of schools in in and around Spokane finishing with A's or B's.>>
  • Throwback Thursday! Look At 'Sunshine Shelly' Through The Years!

    Throwback Thursday! Look At 'Sunshine Shelly' Through The Years!

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:04:11 GMT
    KHQ.COM - It's throwback Thursday! Here is a slideshow we would like to share of Shelly Monahan through the years! For those of you who have been in Spokane for many years, and saw her through her "Sunshine Shelly" days, you will probably remember the Shelly from back in those days. Enjoy!>>
    KHQ.COM - It's throwback Thursday! Here is a slideshow we would like to share of Shelly Monahan through the years! For those of you who have been in Spokane for many years, and saw her through her "Sunshine Shelly" days, you will probably remember the Shelly from back in those days. Enjoy!>>
  • PHOTOS: National Dog Day!

    PHOTOS: National Dog Day!

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:02:10 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Tuesday, August 26th is when we celebrate man's best friend! It's National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups! INSIDE>>>|Submit photos of YOUR dog!|>>
    KHQ.COM - Tuesday, August 26th is when we celebrate man's best friend! It's National Dog Day! National Dog Day was created back in 2004, and it gives us a chance to stop and appreciate those who offer us their unconditional love, support, and acceptance: our pups! INSIDE>>>|Submit photos of YOUR dog!|>>
  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Seahawks' Wilson, 49ers' Kaepernick Earn Cover Places

    Seahawks' Wilson, 49ers' Kaepernick Earn Cover Places

    SWXRightNow.com -- The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks found its way onto one of Sports Illustrated's four regional NFL Preview covers that hit newsstands this week in the form of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.>>
    SWXRightNow.com -- The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks found its way onto one of Sports Illustrated's four regional NFL Preview covers that hit newsstands this week in the form of quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.
    >>
  • Indians Fall Short Vs. Salem-Keizer

    Indians Fall Short Vs. Salem-Keizer

    The Indians left the bases loaded in the ninth inning as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes prevented another walk-off win, topping Spokane 3-2 on Wednesday night in front of 5,427 fans at Avista Stadium.>>
    The Indians left the bases loaded in the ninth inning as the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes prevented another walk-off win, topping Spokane 3-2 on Wednesday night in front of 5,427 fans at Avista Stadium.>>
  • Former Spokane Indian Odor Foul To M's

    Former Spokane Indian Odor Foul To M's

    Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners. Erasmo Ramirez (1-6), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, allowed 10 runs and nine hits in three-plus innings.>>
    Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners. Erasmo Ramirez (1-6), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, allowed 10 runs and nine hits in three-plus innings.
    >>