Pence, Cruz provide spark vs. Marlins
Outfielders combine to go 5-for-6 with two RBIs in loss
MARLINS 8, ASTROS 3
at Kissimmee, Fla.
Friday, March 21
Up next for the Astros: Houston will host the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET. Right-hander Brandon Backe will start for the Astros, while veteran righty Bronson Arroyo will take the hill for the Reds. The game will mark the first between the two clubs in Kissimmee, Fla., since 1997, before the Reds moved from Plant City to their current home of Sarasota.
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.