Giants’ Sandoval keeps cowboy boots in dugout for good luck

Pablo Sandoval is 4 for 8 with a homer and four RBI since receiving the cowboy boots.

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Lost amid the coverage of Hunter Pence’s stolen scooter this weekend was another important development with the San Francisco Giants.

Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a pair of lucky cowboy boots thanks to pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

According to the Mercury News’ Alex Pavlovic, the left-hander gifted Sandoval two pairs on Sunday: one pair to keep in the dugout as a good luck charm (which the slugger happily caressed on Monday after homering) and one pair to wear.

The boots seem to agree with Sandoval because he went 2 for 4 on both Sunday and Monday.