The Houston Astros continued their winning streak on Saturday with a 6-3 win over the Nationals. The Astros are now one game under .500 with a 9-10-2 record in the Grapefruit League — not that .matters.
On the mound, Charlie Morton was solid over four innings. He gave up two unearned runs on three hits while striking out seven.
The two runs scored on errors by Jake Marisnic, Yulieski Gurriel and Morton in the third inning.
Brian McCann dropped in the Astros’ third straight single in the first inning to score a run. The Houston lead was extended in the second inning with an error and bases loaded walk to George Springer.
The Astros would return the favor with a bases-loaded walk to Bryce Harper in the fifth inning.
The Astros and Nationals went to the ninth inning tied 4-4. Max Stassi led off with a double and moved to third on a Colin Moran single.
Alejandro Garcia plated Stassi with a single to left field. Michael Freeman gave up one hit but retired the other three batters he faced to end the game.