at Kissimmee, Fla.
Saturday, March 15 Braves at the plate: Atlanta did not log its first hit until the seventh inning, when Jose Borchard doubled off Doug Brocail. The Braves scored five runs off Brocail during that frame. Astros at the plate: Lance Berkman was 1-for-3, with a solo homer in the fifth and two runs scored. Brad Ausmus logged three hits, all singles, and drove in two runs. Ty Wigginton went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jose Cruz Jr. walked in three of his four plate appearances.
Up next for the Astros: The Astros host the Mets at Osceola County Stadium on Sunday at 12:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Chris Sampson will make his third appearance and first start of the spring. It'll be his first outing since he was scratched on Tuesday because of a stiff neck. Houston will face New York righty Nelson Figueroa.
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.