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Witness: Pablo Sandoval "Lucid," "Friendly" Before Alleged Assault

Giants slugger on good behavior before alleged assault.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC Bay Area's Marla Tellez reports on the sexual assault allegations surfacing against Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

    Pablo Sandoval's night on the town began innocently enough. And it ended on a good note, too, according to the owner of the Santa Cruz bar where the San Francisco Giants' slugger was seen partying the night before a woman accused him of sexual assault, according to reports.

    Sandoval and two other men -- believed to be his brother and his agent -- hung out at Motiv on Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz until 1:15 am, according to the bar manager.

    "He was very lucid and friendly," said bar manager Isaac Cook, in comments to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. "We didn't have any problems."

    The Sandoval party went on at Motiv for about two hours before the slugger and his companions left, the newspaper reported.

    Sandoval stayed at the Seascape Beach Resort in Aptos, where the alleged assault with the woman occurred sometime before 4:30 am, when it was reported to police.

    Sandoval, 25, does not yet face any charges. Details of the alleged assault have not yet been released.

    He has been out of the Giants' lineup since May 1, when he broke a bone in his left hand.