Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco
Just one hit, but Kung Fu Panda, as he’s called, made it a big one: a three-run homer in the first inning.
BY THE NUMBERS
11 Victories by the Giants in their past 12 games against AL Central teams.
22 Victories by the Giants in the 26 games this season in which they have scored first.
5 Starts, of Kyle Gibson’s nine this season, in which he’s faced a former Cy Young winner; he is 1-4 in those games.
Samuel Deduno, who has pitched one career inning against the Giants, gets the start for the Twins.