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Towles' three hits leads Astros over Tigers 3-1

J.R. Towles had three hits, including an RBI single and his second spring home run Sunday, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a matchup of split-squads.

Magglio Ordonez's first home run accounted for Detroit's run off left-hander Ryan Rowland-Smith in the first inning.

Rowland-Smith, competing for a spot in the Astros' rotation, gave up three hits in three innings.

Detroit starter Max Scherzer gave up two runs on five hits and three walks in 3 1-3 innings.