Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants watches the flight of his three-run homer hit in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on September 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. The home run was Sandoval's third of the game. (PHOTO: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - Pablo Sandoval hit three homers and drove in six runs Wednesday, leading a rare power show by the San Francisco Giants in a 13-5 win over the San Diego Padres.
Sandoval started the day with 10 home runs this season. He then hit a two-run shot in the fifth inning, a leadoff drive in the eighth and a three-run homer in the ninth.
Sandoval's only previous three-homer game came in the opener of last year's World Series. He wound up as the MVP of the Series.
The star third baseman also added a single against the Padres.
San Francisco hit six home runs overall. The Giants began the game tied with Miami for the fewest homers in the majors with 80.
The Associated Press