KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Jair Jurrjens had his second straight
strong outing of the spring, allowing one run in seven innings and an Atlanta Braves split squad topped a Houston Astros split squad 3-1 on Friday.
Jurrjens struggled in his first four starts this spring. He went
13-6 with a 2.96 ERA last season and is expected to be one of the anchors of the Braves staff this year.
Kyle Weiland allowed three runs in six innings for the Astros.
He is among three candidates competing for the final two spots in the Houston rotation.
The Braves scored all three runs in the first off Weiland. Luis
Durango opened the inning with a triple that was followed by
doubles from Jack Wilson and Freddie Freeman. Wilson and Freeman each had two hits. Chris Snyder homered for the Astros.