Pabdo Sandoval's three-home run game Wednesday was the ninth in baseball's postseason history (see full list below) and the third over the last two postseasons (72 games). Before that (1903-2010), there had been just six in 1,293 postseason games.
♦ Sandoval's performance was the first of those nine in Game 1 of a series.
♦ His 12 regular season homers are the third fewest among the nine that have done so (see RS).
♦ Only one of the nine came in a loss (George Brett in 1978).
♦ The Giants now join the Yankees and Rangers as teams to have and allow a postseason three-homer game.
|Oct. 6, 1926||Babe Ruth||Yankees||WS||Cardinals||4||W 10-5||47|
|Oct. 9, 1928||Babe Ruth||Yankees||WS||Cardinals||4||W 7-3||54|
|Oct. 3, 1971||Bob Robertson||Pirates||NLCS||Giants||2||W 9-4||26|
|Oct. 18, 1977||Reggie Jackson||Yankees||WS||Dodgers||6||W 8-4||32|
|Oct. 6, 1978||George Brett||Royals||ALCS||Yankees||3||L 5-6||9|
|Oct. 13, 2002||Adam Kennedy||Angels||ALCS||Twins||5||W 13-6||7|
|Oct. 4, 2011||Adrian Beltre||Rangers||ALDS||Rays||4||W 4-3||32|
|Oct. 22, 2011||Albert Pujols||Cardinals||WS||Rangers||3||W 16-7||37|
|Oct. 24, 2012||Pablo Sandoval||Giants||WS||Tigers||1||W 8-3||12|