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Nolasco solid again for Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Right-hander Ricky Nolasco turned in another solid start Sunday, allowing one hit in 7 1-3 scoreless innings as the Florida Marlins beat the Houston Astros 4-0.

Nolasco retired the first 16 batters he faced before Jason Castro lined a single to right with one out in the sixth inning.

Nolasco had one minor flaw: He issued his first walk of the spring, missing on a 3-2 pitch with one out in the eighth inning. After the walk, which came on his 95th pitch, Nolasco left to a standing ovation at Roger Dean Stadium.

Houston right-hander Felipe Paulino, who's making a bid for a rotation spot, allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings.