Pablo Sandoval hits 3 HR for Giants vs. Padres

Denis Poroy

2013 has been a bit of a struggle for Pablo Sandoval, but that was far from the case on Wednesday in San Diego.

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval homered three times against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday in the Giants' 13-5 victory.

For more on Sandoval and the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles

Sandoval took three different San Diego relievers deep, capping off his big day with an opposite-field three-run blast off of Dale Thayer in the top of the ninth inning. It was the Giants' sixth long ball of the game, setting a new single-game Petco Park record for home runs by a visiting team.

Sandoval finished the game 4 for 5 with six runs batted in. It was the second three-homer game of his career; the first came in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series. Sandoval was voted the most valuable player of that series, and became the first World Series MVP to hit three home runs in a game in the following season, per ESPN Stats and Info.

Sandoval now has seven career multi-home run games.

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