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Date of game: 3/15/2013

Recap: Houston vs. Pittsburgh

Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) - Jonathan Sanchez and Jeanmar Gomez combined for six shutout innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-2 decision over the Houston Astros in Grapefruit League play.

Sanchez yielded just one hit while striking out three over the first three frames, while Gomez allowed only a single and a walk while also fanning three over the next three.

Garrett Jones paced Pittsburgh offensively by going 2-for-3 with an RBI single, with Travis Snider and Jordy Mercer also knocking in runs in the victory.

The Astros, who managed only three hits on the day, received a two-run single from Jose Martinez in the bottom of the ninth. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock gave up just one run and struck out four over the first five innings.

Game Notes

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NASCAR News
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