KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Houston's Collin McHugh gave up his first runs of the spring Tuesday as the Washington Nationals beat the Astros 6-4.
Daniel Murphy's two-run double highlighted a three-run inning off McHugh in the third. The 19-game winner gave up three runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings, striking out five.
The Astros came back to take the lead in the eighth inning with the help of Marwin Gonzalez's fourth home run, but back-to-back doubles by the Nationals' Trea Turner and Clint Robinson drove in three runs in the ninth off Houston reliever Jake Buchanan.
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Washington starter Gio Gonzalez gave up one run and three hits in four innings while striking out four and walking four.