San­doval still hot, Giants out­last Jays

The Tribune (SLO) - - Sports - BY KERRY CROW­LEY

TORONTO

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.

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