Scott Feldman was pushed to the Sunday start after the rainout in Kissimmee on Saturday. The layoff didn't appear to faze Feldman, as he allowed one run over four inning in the Astros' 8-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland.
Feldman scattered five hits over four inning, allowing the one run after back-to-back singles from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Casey McGehee. Tyler Collins grounded into a fielder's choice, allowing Saltalamacchia to score from third in the second inning.
The Astros got on the board first with singles from A.J. Reed, Jason Castro and Jon Singleton to load the bases in the second. J.D. Davis (fielder's choice) and Mott Hyde (single) each drove in a run.
Castro continued to add to the Astros offense with a two-run home run in the third inning. The two main candidates entering Spring Training for the Astros' first base position, A.J. Reed and Jon Singleton, each hit a home run in the seventh inning. Alex Bregman added another run with an RBI single.
James McCann added two more runs for the Tigers in the bottom of the inning with a home run of his own, but it wasn't enough.
Mike Fiers finished off the game, pitching four innings and allowing only the McCann shot on the scoreboard.
Padres 21, Astros 6
Mexico City is on a plateau that places it roughly 7,300 feet above sea level. By comparison, Coors Field is 5,200 feet above sea level. If Coors Field has shown us anything, baseballs will fly out of the ballpark at high altitudes. The Houston Astros learned that fact on Sunday in Mexico City in a 21-6 thrashing at the hands of the San Diego Padres at Estadio de Beisbol 'Fray Nano'.
Brady Rodgers got the start for the Astros, he would allow eight runs over 2/3 of an inning to start the game. Rodgers gave up home runs to Jabari Blash, Adam Rosales and Jon Jay.
The Padres scored runs in seven of the eight innings the team batted in, including a nine-run and eight-run innings.
On the offensive side for the Astros, Colin Moran hit a home run in the sixth inning. Leo Heras hit a double to score to score Moran in the eight off former Astro Philip Humber. Tony Kemp scored Heras on a single in the same inning. Moran was 3-for-3 with three runs scored in the game.