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Astros 1, Braves 1: Straily steller in rain-shortened game

Straily pitched four scoreless innings before the rains washout Friday's game with the Braves.

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Dan Straily is squaring on the bubble for the Houston Astros 25-man roster. Straily is out of options to the minors. Houston will have to keep him on the 25-man roster or designate him for assignment to get him back to the minors.

Straily did what he needed to do to earn a spot in the rotation on Friday in a 1-1 tie with the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium in Kissimmee. The Astros right-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing zero hits and striking out four.

On the flip side for the Braves, Julio Teheran matched Straley's effort. Teheran pitched six scoreless innings, scattering four hits and striking out five.

Danny Worth hit a double in the third with two outs but was stranded. Jake Marisnick singled and stole second in the fourth but Colby Rasmus, Carlos Gomez and Jason Castro couldn't push a run across.

The Braves got on the board in the sixth inning. Gordon Beckham led off the inning with a double off Ken Giles. Giles retired Tehran and was replaced by Tony Sipp. Sipp included a ground ball by Michael Bourn but gave up a double to Erick Aybar to put Atlanta in front.

The Astros answered back with a leadoff walk by Rasmus in the seventh. Tony Kemp replaced Rasmus as a pinch runner and stole second. Kemp scored on a single by Jason Castro.

The game called as a wall of clouds came rolling over the stadium in the seventh inning, scattering the players on the field.

Houston plays a split squad game in Florida against the Miami Marlins and in Mexico City against the San Diego Padres on Saturday.