The Marlins and Astros dueled to a 4 to 4 tie, the second night in a row the Astros played in a game with that score.
The Marlins scored first on a balk by Astros starter Jose Urquidy, but the Astros answered with three in the second.
Yuli Gurried opened with a single and went to third on a single by fellow Cuban Aledmys Diaz. With two outs Alex DeGoti doubled home Gurriel, and Carlos Correa singled home Diaz and De Goti. At that point, the Marlins invoked the pitch rule and pulled the plug on the inning.
The Astros added their final run in the third on a Michael Brantley single, a Diaz single, and an RBI single by catcher Lorenzo Quintana.
The Marlins scored two in the third on a fielder’s choice by Garrett Cooper and an RBI single by Brian Anderson.
The Marlins tied the score when Jerar Encarnacion got caught in a rundown between first and second base, allowing Jon Berti to score from third before the third out was recorded at second.
Starter Jose Urquidy allowed three earned runs in 2.1 innings, allowing three hits, a walk, but also recording three strikeouts.
Steve Cishek, on the bubble for a roster spot now that the Astros have acquired Jake Odorizzi, pitched 1.2 innings without allowing a run, but permitted an inherited runner to score on a hit.
2019 AA sensation Peter Solomon (4th round 2017 Astros pick, Notre Dame) made his Spring Training debut with two sterling, scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and recording three strikeouts.
The Astros and Mets tangle again tomorrow at 5:05 CST.
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