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Pettitte pitches Astros to victory

Andy Pettitte pitched eight strong innings, allowing only one run on five hits while striking out five to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-1 win over the Florida Marlins on Thursday.

The Astros won this game as -170 favorites at home. The final score fell UNDER the posted total (7.5).

Craig Biggio went 2-5 with a solo homer and two RBI, while Brad Ausmus also hit a solo home run in the win.

Miguel Cabrera hit a solo homer for the Marlins.

Jason Vargas received the loss, giving up three runs and four hits in five innings pitched for the Marlins.