The Braves fell to the Astros, 5-2, in their second Grapefruit League game of the season Sunday.
Starter Mike Foltynewicz pitched two innings, allowing an unearned run. Youngsters Bryse Wilson, Kyle Muller and Joey Wentz combined for four scoreless frames. Muller, in particular, impressed with a mid-to-high 90s fastball and a pair of strikeouts.
Ronald Acuna went 0-for-1 with a walk, while Ozzie Albies went 1-for-2. They were the only two regular position players who traveled to West Palm Beach. Adam Duvall, who’s competing for a bench spot, went 0-for-2.
Veteran Pedro Florimon homered and outfield prospect Drew Waters collected his first hit of spring. Braves reliever Luke Jackson was charged with four earned runs.
The Braves open their final season at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Monday against the Nationals. Lefty Max Fried will make his first start.
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