Harrell pitches well as Astros top Marlins



KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Lucas Harrell gave up one unearned run in five innings for the Houston Astros on Wednesday in a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Making a late bid for a spot in the Astros’ rotation, Harrell scattered three hits and walked none in his first start of the spring.

Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano walked five in four innings for the Marlins.

Chris Johnson had two hits for the Astros and Brian Bogusevic drove in two runs with a single off Zambrano.

Houston shortstop Jed Lowrie left the game in the third inning with a sprained right thumb after getting picked off second base. X-rays were negative.