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Astros Close Out Split Squad Action With Losses To Pirates, Braves

Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Houston 1

Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) - Ronny Cedeno clubbed a two-run home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Houston Astros, 3-1, in Grapefruit League action.

Ryan Doumit drove in the other run while Steve Pearce added two hits in the win. Charlie Morton tossed six scoreless innings while giving up four hits with five strikeouts.

Carlos Corporan drove in the lone run in the loss for the Astros. Ryan Rowland-Smith was touched for two runs on four hits with a walk over two innings.


Final Score: Atlanta 5, Houston 3

Lake Buena Vista, FL (Sports Network) - Brian McCann and Wilkin Ramirez each drove in two runs as Atlanta nipped Houston, 5-3, in Grapefruit League play.

Chipper Jones went 3-for-3 to raise his spring training average to .420 and Alex Gonzalez drove in the other run in the win. Derek Lowe was tagged with three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in the start.

Nelson Figueroa gave up three runs -- one earned -- on six hits over five innings for Houston. Jason Michaels went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI in the loss.

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