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Astros Drop Spring Training Opener To Braves, 13-3

Lake Buena Vista, FL (Sports Network) – Eric Hinske and Brandon Hicks each had a two-run double as part of a six-run second inning, helping the Atlanta Braves earn a lopsided 13-3 win over the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League action.

Brian McCann chipped in with a two-run single in the second, while Brent Clevlen knocked in three runs — two with a base hit in the fourth inning.

Nate McLouth had a pair of hits, two RBI and scored three times for Atlanta. Derek Lowe earned the win for allowing two hits in a two-inning start.

Hunter Pence, Carlos Lee and Chris Johnson each had an RBI to account for the Astros offense. Wandy Rodriguez suffered the loss after getting roughed up for six runs on five hits with three walks in only 1 2/3 innings.

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