SAN FRANCISCO (Bleacher Report) — With 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander on the mound and experts across the land picking his Detroit Tigers to win the World Series, the San Francisco Giants found themselves with some statement-making to do in Game 1 of the World Series.

The Giants? Statement-making? That sounds familiar. I suppose the only real question was which Giant would be the one to deliver the statement.

Pablo Sandoval ended up being the courier. And I must say, he couriered the hell out of the statement the Giants had prepared.

The one they call “Kung Fu Panda” launched not one, not two, but three home runs at AT&T Park on Wednesday night to lead the Giants to a resounding 8-3 victory against Verlander and Tigers, who didn’t look quite as invincible as they did in the ALCS against the New York Yankees.

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