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Miguel Cabrera plops an RBI single into center field in the sixth and the Tigers are on the board. Austin Jackson scores after a leadoff double.

Barry Zito gets help from left fielder Gregor Blanco, who makes his second diving catch of the night _ almost in the same spot _ to rob Prince Fielder of a hit. The first grab came against Cabrera.

Zito is pulled after a single by Delmon Young, but Tim Lincecum comes on to strike out Jhonny Peralta and end the inning with the Giants ahead 6-1.


What a power display by Pablo Sandoval!

He just hit his third home run in Game 1 of the World Series, giving the Giants a 6-0 lead against the Detroit Tigers.

Sandoval became the fourth player to hit three home runs in a World Series game. Albert Pujols did it for St. Louis in Game 3 last year, Reggie Jackson for the New York Yankees in Game 6 in 1977, and Babe Ruth accomplished the feat twice with the Yankees _ in 1926 and 1928.

Sandoval connected twice off Justin Verlander and once off reliever Al Alburquerque.


Justin Verlander is done after four innings and 98 pitches. He was lifted for a pinch hitter in the top of the fifth with the Tigers trailing the Giants 5-0.

Verlander threw 66 of those pitches in his final two innings. The Giants really put some tough at-bats on him and made him work hard.

Pablo Sandoval became the fifth player to hit two homers in a game off Verlander, according to STATS LLC.


Unbelievable. Opposing pitcher Barry Zito slaps an RBI single to left field off Verlander with two outs in the fourth inning to give the Giants a 5-0 cushion.

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