Phillies 7, Astros 1

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 10, 2013
Cole Hamels gave up one hit in five innings and Laynce Nix homered for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Hamels retired 14 straight batters after giving up a leadoff double to Tyler Greene in the first inning. Brandon Laird was the only other batter to reach against Hamels, drawing a two-out walk in the fifth. Greene scored Houston's run on a groundball. Hamels struck out one in his fourth spring start. Freddy Galvis had three straight hits for the Phillies and Erik Kratz hit a two-run triple off Jarred Cosart. Astros starter Brad Peacock worked three shutout innings. Phillies left fielder Darin Ruf left in the sixth after being hit on his left arm by a pitch from Cosart.
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