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Astros sweep split squads games with Braves and Blue Jays

Green is good.

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Astros 5, Braves 3

The Houston Astros split squad pulled out a come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium in Orlando.

Mike Fiers got the start for the Astros, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits over three innings. Former Astro Michael Bourn forced a fielding error to score the final two runs.

The Astros bats came alive after falling behind 3-0. Danny Worth, who is currently batting .412 (7x17) with the Astros, launched a home run off Atlanta's 2015 closer Jason Grilli in the fourth inning.

A.J. Reed put the Astros in front with a three-run home run to left center, scoring J.D. Davis and Worth in the eighth inning off Jim Johnson.

Astros 7, Blue Jays 5

The Houston Astros jumped out on the Toronto Blue Jays on the way to a 7-5 victory in Kissimmee at Osceola County Stadium.

Michael Feliz pitched three shutout innings to start the game.

The Astros quickly loaded the bases in the first with walks to Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and a single from George Springer. Preston Tucker forced home a run with a walk and Matt Duffy followed with a single to score two.

Houston added two more with a Carlos Correa bomb to center, scoring Springer who tripled.

Preston Tucker added another two-run home run in the fifth inning, putting Houston up 7-1.

Former Astros first-round pick Jio Mier got the Blue Jays on the board in the seventh with a double -- scoring Chris Colabello. Another former Astro Matt Dominguez scored on another double, this time from Josh Thole.

The Astros shut the door as the Blue Jays brought the game within two runs.