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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander waits for a new ball as San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ezra Shaw, Pool)

World Series MVP: Pablo Sandoval

October 29, 2012

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 World Series after batting .500 in the series and hitting three home runs in Game 1.