at Kissimmee, Fla.
Wednesday, March 19 Braves at the plate: Yunel Escobar singled to lead off the fourth and scored on Matt Diaz's single to right. The Braves scored five runs in the eighth, thanks in part to two Astros errors. Martin Prado's double that inning drove in two runs and tied the game at 7. Astros at the plate: Hunter Pence knocked a double in the third, stole third and scored on a Carlos Lee sacrifice fly. In the sixth, Pence connected with his third home run of the spring, a two-run shot to straightaway center that gave the Astros a 7-1 lead. Miguel Tejada homered in his first at-bat, a two-run shot that capped Houston's three-run first. Reggie Abercrombie's fielder's-choice grounder in the eighth drove in Michael Bourn to break the 7-7 tie.
Up next for Astros: The Astros will travel to Viera, Fla., to play the Nationals at 7:05 p.m. ET. Right-hander Chris Sampson will face Washington lefty Odalis Perez.
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less