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Date of game: 3/23/2012

Recap: Houston vs. Washington

Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) - Brian Bixler and Chris Johnson both hit solo home runs as the Houston Astros beat the Washington Nationals, 5-1, in Grapefruit League play.

Carlos Lee collected two hits and knocked in a run for Houston. Bud Norris and Lucas Harrell both tossed three scoreless innings.

Washington's Jordan Zimmermann gave up four runs on eight hits over five frames.

Jason Michaels clubbed a home run off the Astros' Fernando Abad, one of only three hits for the Nationals.

Game Notes

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