Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Giants Win First Game of World Series, 8 - 3 Over Detroit Tigers

The Panda Man Can
With only one day to rest from winning the National League pennant, the San Francisco Giants were ready to play tonight in the first game of the 2012 World Series.  Pablo Sandoval was up three times and hit a home run each time, allowing him to join a very exclusive club that includes Babe Ruth (1926, 1928) and Reggie Jackson (1977).  On his fourth at bat, Sandoval had to settle for a single -- oh well, batting 1000 is nothing to sneeze at.  Give that man a raise!

The Giants went on to win 8 - 3.  Giants fans are calling this month "Orange October," after the color of the Giants uniforms (which are black and orange).

The Tigers are tougher than the score indicated.  I doubt that they will go quietly into the also-ran section of the sports history books.  I expect them to come back and make a fight of it.

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