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Pablo Sandoval Matches Willie Mays

By Amanda Gill

Pablo Sandoval now has a 16 game hitting streak to start the 2012 season. The last player to do that? None other than former Giants’ outfielder, Willie Mays.

Tonight, Sandoval has the opportunity to beat May’s record against the Cincinnati Reds. Starting for the Reds, is Mat Latos, a former San Diego Padre and NL West rival.

Pablo Sandoval has a .250 average against Latos, with six hits in 24 at bats. Along with one homerun, the Panda has struck out four times while being walked only once.

Against the entire Cincinnati Reds staff, Sandoval is hitting .405 (34 hits in 84 at bats) with two homeruns, three doubles, and one triple.