San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Pablo Sandoval homered in each of his
first two at-bats against Justin Verlander as the San Francisco Giants have
taken a 4-0 lead over the Detroit Tigers after three innings of Game 1 of the
World Series from AT&T Park.
Sandoval delivered a solo shot in the bottom of the first and cracked a two-
run blast during a third inning in which the Giants scored three times. Marco
Scutaro, fresh off winning MVP honors in the National League Championship
Series, preceded Sandoval's second homer with an RBI single.
Barry Zito, who spun 7 2/3 shutout innings to lead the Giants to a critical
5-0 victory over St. Louis in Game 5 of the NLCS, has yielded just two hits
and a walk while striking out two over the first three frames.
Verlander has allowed all four San Francisco runs and been tagged for five
The Tigers put two men aboard with one out in the top of the first, with
Miguel Cabrera drawing a walk following an Omar Infante single, but Zito
worked out of the jam by getting Prince Fielder to pop up and ALCS MVP Delmon
Young to ground into a fielder's choice.
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