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Hou 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 9 0
Atl 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 9 13 1
Date of game: 3/16/2012

Recap: Atlanta vs. Houston

Lake Buena Vista, FL (Sports Network) - Jason Heyward smashed a grand slam and Michael Bourn added a two-run shot to power the Atlanta Braves over the Houston Astros, 9-5, in Grapefruit League action.

Freddie Freeman and Jose Yepez also drove in runs for the Braves. Tommy Hanson started for Atlanta and gave up two runs on five hits while striking out three in three innings.

Travis Buck went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored, while Jason Bourgeois and Jimmy Paredes also knocked in runs for Houston. Wandy Rodriguez got the starting nod for the Astros and was rocked for seven runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Game Notes

Bethune-Cookman elevates Sims to football coach

Bethune-Cookman University didn't need have to look far to keep continuity in its successful Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football program.

Chargers put G Troutman on IR

The San Diego Chargers will be without starting guard Johnnie Troutman if they reach the playoffs, with the team placing the third-year pro on injured reserve Monday.

Pirates win bidding process on SS Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates submitted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang.

Horford, Aldridge are NBA Players of the Week

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford and Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge were named the NBA Players of the Week on Monday.

Penguins send three home to be tested for mumps

The Penguins announced Monday that forwards Brandon Sutter and Steve Downie and goaltender Thomas Greiss were sent back to Pittsburgh to be tested for mumps.

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