When Al Alburquerque entered the game in the fifth inning, those same baseball gods sat up in their seats. Sandoval stepped to the plate and tagged his third homer of the game, a historical shot off the reliever who caught and kissed the ball that he fielded off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes in the American League Division Series. It was apparent that karma would eventually catch up to Alburquerque and it did in a big way. Sandoval's third homer in a single World Series game put him on a list with Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson and Albert Pujols.NEWS: Sandoval joins rare list with three-HR World Series game
"Unbelievable, unbelievable," Cabrera said of Sandoval. "You've got to give him a lot of credit."
The Tigers are down 1-0 in the World Series after their strange 8-3 loss. Maybe the game wasn't as goofy as it seemed. The Tigers were rusty coming off five days of rest while the Giants had just finished a seven-game series.