Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 10/25/14
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Houston Astros hope the regular season doesn't look like this. The Atlanta Braves sent 26 batters to the plate over the first three innings, piling up 14 runs and 14 hits -- six of them for extra bases -- in a 14-9 split-squad win Friday. Starter Jordan Lyles was pounded for six runs and seven hits while getting just two outs and facing nine batters. "Definitely not concerned, but I don't think anybody's happy with giving up runs after runs," the 22-year-old right-hander said. "It's part of the game, but I think next time I'll start mixing in my cutter and slider. I think the results will be different when I start mixing in all those pitches and start going for outs more than quality strikes." Freddie Freeman hit a three-run homer off Lyles and rookie Evan Gattis had one off reliever Sam Demel. Freeman hit his second home run of spring training and scored three times. Johnson had two of the Braves' 17 hits and scored three runs. Gattis, who had hits i...
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