Houston 6, San Francisco 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:45 PM
Location - AT&T Park
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Brian Runge, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 41662

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 8 0
San Francisco 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 27-36 18-14 9-22 W1
San Francisco 36-28 21-14 15-14 L1

Recap


Astros 6, Giants 3:
J.D. Martinez hit a grand slam as visiting Houston rebounded from Wednesday night’s perfect game and managed to avoid a series sweep.

Just hours after being shut down by San Francisco’s Matt Cain, the Astros jumped out in front to stay on a solo home run by Matt Downs in the second inning. Martinez made it a 5-0 game one inning later with his one-out blast to left against Barry Zito (5-4), who had walked three consecutive hitters to load the bases.

Brandon Belt got the Giants on the board with a two-run homer in the fourth inning and San Francisco cut the deficit to two with a Hector Sanchez sacrifice fly in the sixth, but Houston got an insurance run in the eighth inning on an RBI single from Justin Maxwell.

Winning pitcher Wandy Rodriguez (6-4) allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, striking out three and walking two. Brett Myers, the third Houston reliever, worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his 16th save.

Zito gave up five hits in five innings, finishing with three strikeouts and the three pivotal walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Belt homered in all three games of the series for San Francisco. ... Giants LF Melky Cabrera, who had gone 9-for-23 with six runs scored in his last five games, was 0-for-3 with a walk, dropping his league-leading batting average to .363. ... The grand slam by Martinez was the first of his career. ... 2B Jose Altuve had two hits for Houston, raising his team-best average to .325.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   San Francisco
Wandy Rodriguez Player Barry Zito
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 3
6 Hits 5
4.50 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Houston   San Francisco
Jose Altuve Player Pablo Sandoval
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 8 2 14 .242 11 4 6 4 0 0
San Francisco 7 1 11 .226 9 4 3 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • San Francisco will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Giants have a W/L % of .528 after a win and .607 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Astros have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .417 after a loss.