Posted June 14, 2012 on AP on Fox
J.D. Martinez hit his first career grand slam and the Houston Astros avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. Matt Downs also homered and Justin Maxwell drove in a run for the Astros, who had dropped 13 of their previous 17 - including a 10-0 loss Tuesday night in which Giants ace Matt Cain tossed a perfect game. Jose Altuve had two hits and walked as the second baseman continues to rank among the major league leaders in average and hits. Wandy Rodriguez (6-4) went six innings to win his third straight decision, allowing three runs on six hits, and Brett Myers worked the ninth for his 16th save in 17 opportunities. Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer and Hector Sanchez added a sacrifice fly for the Giants, who are 12-5 over their past 17 games. Giants starter Barry Zito (5-4) lasted five innings, allowing five runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out three in losing two straight decisions for the first time this season. After to...
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