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Astros 2, Phillies 1: Ken Giles picks up save against Philadelphia

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The door opens for Ken Giles as the Astros Opening Day closer.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros were under the lights on Wednesday as the team took on Philadelphia Phillies in Kissimmee at Osceola County Stadium. Astros potential closer Ken Giles picked up the save against his former team in a 2-1 win.

Michael Feliz started things off on the right for the Astros, allowing one run on one hit and striking out four over four innings.

Four Astros pitchers combined to pitch five scoreless innings including James Hoyt, Neal Cotts, Jake Buchanan and Giles.

Former Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing a single and a walk.

The Phillies' lone run came in the first inning. Feliz walked both Cesar Hernandez and Darin Ruf. Cedric Hunter singled in Hernandez from second.

The Astros took the lead in the fifth inning. Danny Worth reached on an error and moved into scoring postion on a Jose Altuve walk. Preston Tucker drove home the run with a single and Colby Rasmus followed with a ground out, allowing pinch runner Joe Sclafani to score.

Giles needed just seven pitches to close out the game -- striking out Ruf and Logan Moore.