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San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval (48) reacts after striking out in the fourth inning  during Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Paul Kitagaki Jr.)
Photo by: Paul Kitagaki Jr.
San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval (48) reacts after striking out in the fourth inning during Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Paul Kitagaki Jr.)

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