Jose Altuve's 3-run homer helps Astros beat Braves 7-6

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Sunday.

Altuve's first home run this spring put the Astros ahead during a six-run fourth against relievers Matt Marksberry and Rob Wooten. Colby Rasmus and Jason Castro each had an RBI double in the inning.

Two hits by Erick Aybar, and Adonis Garcia's two-run homer off Houston starter Doug Fister helped the Braves take a 4-1 lead before the Astros rallied.

Aybar finished with three hits, and Ender Inciarte had a triple and a double for Atlanta.

Fister and Wandy Rodriguez, candidates for the Astros' starting rotation, pitched three innings apiece.

Braves starter Matt Wisler gave up one run and two hits while striking out three in 2 2-3 innings.