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Astros Drop 7-6 Decision To Phillies On Wild Pitch

Final Score: Philadelphia 7, Houston 6

Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) – Michael Martinez scored from second base on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies outlasted the Houston Astros, 7-6, in Grapefruit League action.

Josh Barfield knocked in a pair and scored a run, while Ryan Howard and Shane Victorino each chipped in with an RBI double. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels was tagged for five runs on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings of work. The left-hander struck out four and walked one.

Dan Meyer was credited with the victory despite giving up one run, three hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Tyson Brummett recorded the save for getting the final two outs on a double-play ball.

Chris Johnson hit a two-run homer, while Carlos Lee and Jason Michaels added a solo shot for Houston. Fernando Rodriguez took the loss for allowing a run on two hits in the ninth. Nelson Figueroa yielded five runs — four earned — on six hits in a four-inning start.

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