The Houston Astros took a no-hitter into the ninth inning in Grapefruit League play Friday before the Minnesota Twins’ Ryan LaMarre led off the ninth by hitting an opposite-field double.
The Astros’ Rogelio Armenteros (3 innings), Reymin Guduan (2 innings), Joe Smith (1 inning) and Trent Thornton (2 innings) held the Twins scoreless and hitless through eight innings before LaMarre launched Thornton’s 3-2 fastball to the right field fence for a double. Two batters later, Tanner English knocked the ball into the left field berm for a two-run homer to tie the game at 2.
The Astros scored their runs on a pair of solo home runs by J.D. Davis.