It is easy to say that the Houston Astros' game Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers was meaningless. But a win is a win and nothing replacing winning in sports physiology. Houston ended Spring Training with a 4-2 win over the Brew Crew at Minute Maid Park on Friday.
Former Brewer Mike Fiers made the start for the Astros. Fiers allowed two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings, he struck out seven along the way.
The Brewers' opening run coming from former Astro Domingo Santana, who hit a 3-2 pitch four rows into the Crawford Boxes. Ryan Braun accounted for the second run surrendered by Fiers with a home run in the third.
The newest addition to the Astros 25-man roster Tyler White hit his first home run at home in the third off starter Matt Garza. Garza left the game early with shoulder tightness.
The Astros broke the game open in the sixth, Carlos Correa and Colby Rasmus opening the inning with a single and a double respectively off new pitcher Tyler Thornburg. Carlos Gomez hit a ground-rule double, scoring Correa and pinch runner Teoscar Hernandez.
Eri Kratz singled home Gomez with two outs -- setting the final score 4-2.
Luke Gregerson and James Hoyt each pitched a clean inning with two strikeouts. Josh Fields closed the game, striking out the side.