Hou 3 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
Fla 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Date of game: 3/12/2013

Recap: Miami vs. Houston

Jupiter, FL (Sports Network) - The Houston Astros belted five home runs en route to a 9-4 Grapefruit League win over the Miami Marlins.

Carlos Pena and Matt Dominguez each hit two-run homers, while Brett Wallace, Jason Castro and Chris Carter added solo shots.

Houston starter Bud Norris pitched two scoreless innings before the Marlins put up a four-spot in the third, highlighted by Kevin Kouzmanoff's two-run homer. Norris gave up seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.

Miami starter Ricky Nolasco was tagged for seven runs on eight hits, including four home runs, and two walks in three innings.

Game Notes

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Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

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