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Panda returns: Top 5 Pablo Sandoval Moments with the San Francisco Giants

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants reacts against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants reacts against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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3. Big double gives Giants the lead in Game 4 of 2010 NLCS

In 2010, Pablo Sandoval was benched in the postseason after struggling at the plate and with his weight issues.

But he was a weapon off the bench for at least one game.

The Giants were in a seesaw game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.

The Giants were down 4-3 in the sixth inning with runners on second and third and nobody until Sandoval came up as a pinch hitter.

He lined one down the right field line that was just foul. Then, on a 1-2 pitch, he took a high and outside fastball from Chad Durbin and sliced the left-center field gap.

Both runs scored, and the Giants had a 5-4 lead.

San Francisco went on to win the game 6-5 on Juan Uribe‘s walk-off sacrifice fly in the ninth.

The Giants took a commanding 3-1 series lead with the win and won the series 4-2 in Philadelphia.

Sandoval didn’t do much else in the 2010 postseason, but that small moment helped the Giants eventually win their first World Series in San Francisco.

And it was a precursor for what was to come from Sandoval in 2012, which would become Sandoval’s best moment with the San Francisco Giants.

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