SAN DIEGO -- San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Saturday's 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres in the first inning with a left elbow bruise after he was hit while swinging at a pitch.
Sandoval was facing San Diego's Odrisamer Despaigne with an 0-1 count when he swung at an 87 mph slider and missed. But the ball struck Sandoval on the left elbow. He stayed out of the batter's box for about a minute. Sandoval stayed in the game and faced one more pitch before Brandon Belt was then thrown out trying to steal second base for the third out.
Joaquin Arias went 0-for-5 at the plate after replacing Sandoval at third base in the bottom of the inning.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.