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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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