McGowan, Drabek each toss 3 solid innings for Jays



KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Dustin McGowan and Kyle Drabek each pitched three solid innings Thursday and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 6-3.

McGowan, bidding for a spot in Toronto’s rotation after three years of arm

and knee problems, gave up one unearned run in his second spring start. Drabek followed and also allowed an unearned run.

Travis Snider hit a two-run double against Zach Duke, who gave up four runs and eight hits in four innings.

Jake Marisnick homered for the Blue Jays in the ninth inning. Jordan Schafer scored two of the Astros’ runs.