New Albany's Whiteside hits grand slam

HOUSTON — Joe Martinez came off the disabled list to win his first major league start and former New Albany High standout Eli Whiteside hit a grand slam for his first career home run, leading San Francisco to the victory.

Martinez (2-0) pitched in the majors for the first time since he was struck in the head by a line drive from Milwaukee’s Mike Cameron on April 9, his second outing of the season.

The 26-year-old rookie right-hander gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings.

Whiteside’s slam gave the Giants a 7-3 lead in the sixth against Brian Moehler (7-7), who dropped to 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in his last three starts.

Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer for Houston, which has lost nine of 12.

The Associated Press