Lowrie and Snyder homer in Houston's loss

Jed Lowrie and Chris Snyder each homered, but a Houston Astros split squad lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-7 in 10 innings Sunday.

Lowrie, acquired in a trade with Boston this winter, homered for the second time this spring. Snyder hit his third.

Yamaico Navarro had four of Pittsburgh's 20 hits. Pirates starter Brad Lincoln gave up three runs and four hit in four innings.

Houston starter J.A. Happ gave up nine hits and three runs in five innings.

Prospect Jarred Cosart, appearing in his first exhibition game for the Astros, worked 3 1-3 innings, striking out the first three batters he faced. He then gave up four runs.