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Venezuelan Pablo Sandoval makes history with three homeruns in World Series game




Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a solo home run to center field against Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after hitting a solo home run to center field against Al Alburquerque #62 of the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning during Game One of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 24, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
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Now a follow up to a segment we did on yesterday's show about the popularity of baseball in Venezuela.

As we reported, it's been a banner year for Venezuelan baseball players with nine men from that country currently playing in the World Series.

Well, last night in Game 1, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval made Venezolanos proud with a historic game at the plate. Sandoval became only the 4th player in baseball history to hit three homeruns in a World Series game.

The Giants beat the Tigers 8-3, game 2 is tonight in San Francisco.