Sandoval still hot, Giants outlast Jays
Pablo Sandoval may not be the Giants’ best hitter throughout the season, but he’s their best hitter right now.
With a 424-foot opposite-field home run in the top of the eighth on Tuesday, Sandoval became the first Giants player to record a three-hit game this year as he provided a critical insurance run in a 7-6 win over the Blue Jays.
Sandoval’s blast extended the Giants’ lead to 7-2, but reliever Tony Watson gave up a grand slam to rookie Rowdy Tellez in the bottom of the eighth that made the final outs rather uncomfortable for San Francisco.
Serving as the Giants’ designated hitter, Sandoval singled from both sides of the plate early in the game before clubbing the team’s fourth home run of the night as a lefthanded hitter in the eighth. Tuesday’s win marked the first time the Giants have hit four home runs in the same game since July 16, 2016, against the Padres.