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Venezuelan Pablo Sandoval was key in the first win of the Giants

Venezuelan Pablo Sandoval was key in the first win of the Giants

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on October 22, 2014

The Venezuelan slugger Pablo Sandoval shined in the first game of the World Series his team of San Francisco Giants won 7-1 to Kansas City and became the most prominent Latin American.

Sandoval, 28, returned to have the bat on and timely and with that connected two hits, including an RBI double in the first run of the game in the five trip to the plate, was placed with .328 average in the competition the final phase.

In his first trip to the World Series plate, Sandoval butted doubled off starter James Shields, the ace of the Royals, opening the scoring at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Sandoval two years ago in San Francisco, also began bright, no less than three home runs he hit in the first game of the World Series against the stellar opener Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers, who swept the Giants by 4 0.

His work earned him the prize of Most Valuable Player (MVP), but what really makes him happy is that the team gets the win, wants no marks or individual awards.

"My philosophy is to learn to play baseball when the competition really counts, the World Series comes," said Sandoval, when he wonders why production rises during the October competition.

With his hit in the first inning, Sandoval also was able to extend to 24 his streak of consecutive games reaching base competition finals.

The "Kung Fu Panda" as he is affectionately known to Sandoval, started the streak in the fourth game of the first-round series in the National League in 2012, and accumulated a .376 average (38 hits in 101 innings) since then, with nine doubles, six homers and 16 RBIs.

It is only surpassed by his compatriot Miguel Cabrera (31) of the Tigers, Chase Utley (27) and Boog Powell (25). Sandoval was matched by Carlos Beltran, of the New York Yankees, and Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies.

In his first World Series in 2010, Sandoval had only three turns at being benched after a loose regular season. But two years later, he claimed to become the best hitter there when the competition reaches the final stage, after overcoming what Sandoval considers "stages" of learning, revenge and enjoyment.

Sandoval is also aware that at the conclusion of this "Fall Classic" can be declared a free agent, but that will not talk, prefers to continue on with the bat and then put on the table everything that can contribute and so he must be paid according to his value, which is already a millionaire.

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