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Mark Buehrle gave up four runs and eight hits over four innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Brandon Barnes hit his fourth exhibition homer, a two-run shot during a four-run third off Buehrle. Houston opened the inning with five consecutive hits.
Buehrle is part of a revamped Blue Jays rotation that includes other offseason acquisitions R.A. Dickey and Josh Johnson.
Melky Cabrera hit a first-inning solo homer off Jordan Lyles, who allowed six runs and 10 hits over 3 2-3 innings. The right-hander has struggled as he attempts to keep his rotation spot, giving up 24 runs in 11 2-3 innings overall.
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The Houston Astros have sent pitcher Jordan Lyles to Triple-A for the start of the 2013 season. Lyles had been expected to occupy a spot in the Astros rotation.
Lyles struggled this spring in action. In 11 2/3 innings of work the right handed pitcher had an 17.74 ERA.
With the demotion of Lyles the Astros appear set to start the season with Erik Bedard as their fourth starter and...
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