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Giants 7, Brewers 1

Giants reliever Joe Martinez was hit in the head by Mike Cameron's line drive in the ninth inning, but was able to walk off the field Thursday in San Francisco's victory at home.

Martinez was conscious and taken to a hospital for a CT scan and evaluation. His forehead was bloody and his right eye was swollen.

Martinez, who made his major league debut Tuesday and was the winner in the Giants' opener, was struck near the right temple by Cameron's two-out liner. The 26-year-old pitcher dropped to his knees, and players on both sides winced at the frightening scene.

Cameron, who was credited with a double, grimaced, looked away and slowed while running to first base. Cameron knelt at second base with his head in his hands while Martinez was being treated, and stayed down even after the pitcher left.

Matt Cain (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. Manny Parra (0-1) left after 4\u2153 innings.

Cardinals 2, Pirates 1

Chris Carpenter took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and combined with two relievers on a one-hitter, leading St. Louis at home.

Carpenter (1-0) didn't allow a hit until Ramon Vazquez singled just under the glove of second baseman Skip Schumaker with two outs in the seventh.

The 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner, Carpenter didn't pitch from April 1, 2007, until last July 30 because of an elbow injury that required reconstructive surgery and he made just four appearances totaling 15\u2153 innings last season.

Carpenter struck out seven and walked two. Dennys Reyes pitched an inning for his third career save and his first since Sept. 27, 1999.

Yadier Molina and pinch-hitter Brian Barden had RBI singles in the seventh against Ross Ohlendorf (0-1).

Reds 8, Mets 6

Joey Votto had a three-run homer and an RBI single off Oliver Perez and Cincinnati won at home to salvage the final game of their opening series.

Bronson Arroyo (1-0), who'd had trouble with carpal tunnel syndrome, gave up five runs in six innings. Francisco Cordero struck out the side in the ninth.

Perez (0-1) lost in his first start since signing a $36 million, three-year contract. Left-handed batters hit .158 against him last season.

Padres 4, Dodgers 3

Adrian Gonzalez's solo homer started a three-run rally in the eighth inning that carried San Diego at home.

Closer Heath Bell got out of a jam in the ninth for his second save and the Padres salvaged a split of an opening, four-game series against the defending NL West champion Dodgers.

Cla Meredith (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Cory Wade (0-1) took the loss.

focus on local stars MICHAEL CUDDYER, Twins (Great Bridge High)

Thursday: 0 for 3 with a walk against Seattle.

For the season: .267, 0 HRs, 3 RBIs

JOSH RUPE, Rangers (Greenbrier Christian)

Thursday: Allowed 0 hits, 0 runs in 2/3 inning vs. Cleveland.

For the season: 0-0, with a 0.00 ERA

DAVID WRIGHT, Mets (Hickory High)

Thursday: 2 for 3 with a run scored at Cincinnati.

For the season: .400, 0 HRs, 0 RBIs

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Added: April 10, 2009

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