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Date of game: 3/7/2013

Recap: Houston vs. Washington

Kissimmee, FL (Sports Network) - Jason Castro drove in two runs in the eighth inning to lift the Houston Astros past the Washington Nationals, 4-2, in spring training action.

Rick Ankiel and Marc Krauss each had an RBI in the victory. Starter Phil Humber tossed four scoreless innings.

Washington was paced offensively by Michael Taylor, who drove in the team's lone runs in a two-run eighth inning. Gio Gonzalez struck out three and gave up three hits over three innings of scoreless work.

Game Notes

Youngstown State's Ruiz in midseason form

Youngstown State wrapped up spring practices under first-year coach Bo Pelini Friday night, and he and his staff surely enjoyed what they saw in running back Martin Ruiz.

Manziel apologizes following rehab stint

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel issued a statement Friday, offering an apology and thanks to fans, teammates and the organization for support during his recent stay at a treatment facility.

Peavy put on DL with back strain

Jake Peavy's lingering back issues forced the struggling San Francisco Giants to place the veteran pitcher on the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

Flames head coach Hartley fined $50K

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley was fined $50,000 by the NHL for the post-whistle melee that occurred late in Game 2 of Friday's Western Conference quarterfinal game against the Vancouver Canucks.

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