Tigers vs. Giants: Video Highlights for World Series 2012 Game 1

Tim KeeneyContributor IOctober 25, 2012

Pablo Sandoval made history Wednesday night, as he carried the San Francisco Giants to an 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the World Series. 

Kung Fu Panda smacked a home run in each of his first three at-bats, joining Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols as the only players in World Series history to hit three home runs in a game.

Oh, and he hit two of them off Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who had been nearly unhittable in the playoffs. 

Of course, while Sandoval and the Giants were busy chasing Verlander to four ineffective innings, Barry Zito was doing his job on the mound.

En route to the win, the veteran went 5.2 innings and gave up just one run before Tim Lincecum simply dominated in relief (2.1 perfect innings, five K's).

It was the all-around performance that the San Francisco Giants could have only dreamed of.

Game 2 will take place in San Francisco on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET. Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for the Giants while Doug Fister will try to turn things around for Detroit.