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Martinez rewarded
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Giants 10, Astros 6
Eli Whiteside chats with starter Joe Martinez in the second inning. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
In his first big league start, nearly four months after a line drive fractured his skull, Joe Martinez earned the victory thanks to batterymate Eli Whiteside. The catcher's first Major League homer was a tiebreaking grand slam, giving the Giants their first road series win since June.
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Series at a glance:
SF
San Francisco (60-48)
Won 2
San Francisco 10, Houston 6   HOU
Houston (53-55)
Lost 2
August 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
San Francisco
0 0 2 0 0 5 1 0 2   10 13 0
Houston
0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2   6 12 1
Standings thru 8/5/09  |  Recap: SF | HOU  |  Gameday  |  Giants stats  |  Astros stats
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Velez, LF 5 1 1 0 0 2 1 .316
Winn, RF 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 .267
Sanchez, F, 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .300
Sandoval, 3B 4 2 3 2 0 1 1 .334
Garko, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 3 .283
  Romo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Affeldt, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  c-Bowker, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .182
  Howry, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rowand, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .277
Renteria, SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .254
Whiteside, C 4 1 1 4 0 1 0 .226
Martinez, J, P 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Lewis, F, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .255
  Medders, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ishikawa, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .271
Totals 40 10 13 9 1 9 9  

a-Struck out for Martinez, J in the 6th. b-Struck out for Medders in the 8th. c-Tripled for Affeldt in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Sandoval (32, Moehler), Rowand (28, Moehler).
3B: Garko (1, Sampson), Bowker (1, Arias).
HR: Whiteside (1, 6th inning off Moehler, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Velez; Sandoval 4; Whiteside 4; Sanchez, F 3; Rowand 2; Garko 4; Bowker 3; Winn.
RBI: Sandoval 2 (67), Garko 2 (42), Whiteside 4 (7), Bowker (5).
2-out RBI: Garko; Bowker.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko 3; Rowand 2.
Team RISP: 5-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sandoval (3, 2nd base by Moehler/Rodriguez, I).

 
Houston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Matsui, K, 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 2 .253
Keppinger, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .268
Pence, RF 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .293
Lee, Ca, LF 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 .313
Tejada, M, SS 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .322
Blum, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .265
Rodriguez, I, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 .248
Michaels, CF 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 .196
Moehler, P 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .034
  Byrdak, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Sampson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Kata, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .217
  Fulchino, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Arias, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Coste, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .233
Totals 39 6 12 6 1 7 13  

a-Singled for Sampson in the 7th. b-Struck out for Arias in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Michaels (9, Martinez, J), Lee, Ca 2 (23, Martinez, J, Howry).
HR: Pence (14, 9th inning off Howry, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Blum; Tejada, M; Kata; Keppinger; Lee, Ca 4; Michaels 2; Moehler; Rodriguez, I; Pence 5; Matsui, K.
RBI: Michaels 2 (9), Matsui, K (28), Keppinger (19), Pence 2 (45).
2-out RBI: Matsui, K; Keppinger; Pence 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Keppinger; Blum; Michaels 2; Tejada, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui, K (12, 2nd base off Martinez, J/Whiteside).

FIELDING
E: Tejada, M (14, fielding).

 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Martinez, J (W, 2-0) 5.0 7 3 3 0 4 0 5.87
Medders 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.84
Romo 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.19
Affeldt 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.50
Howry 0.2 2 2 2 0 2 1 3.92
Wilson, Br 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.02
 
Houston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Moehler (L, 7-7) 6.0 9 7 6 1 5 1 5.31
Byrdak 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.32
Sampson 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.63
Fulchino 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.51
Arias 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 2.66

WP: Moehler, Arias.
IBB: Renteria (by Moehler).
HBP: Sandoval (by Arias), Keppinger (by Howry).
Pitches-strikes: Martinez, J 93-62, Medders 22-15, Romo 6-3, Affeldt 12-5, Howry 26-15, Wilson, Br 4-4, Moehler 89-59, Byrdak 11-7, Sampson 9-6, Fulchino 14-9, Arias 14-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Martinez, J 7-1, Medders 4-2, Romo 0-1, Affeldt 1-0, Howry 0-0, Wilson, Br 1-0, Moehler 6-5, Byrdak 0-1, Sampson 0-0, Fulchino 1-0, Arias 2-0.
Batters faced: Martinez, J 22, Medders 8, Romo 2, Affeldt 3, Howry 5, Wilson, Br 1, Moehler 28, Byrdak 3, Sampson 2, Fulchino 3, Arias 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Affeldt 1-0, Wilson, Br 1-0, Sampson 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 73 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:05.
Att: 31,710.
Venue: Minute Maid Park.
August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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