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Cosart pitches 2 hitless innings as Astros beat Braves 7-4

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Jarred Cosart throws in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Brave, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Jarred Cosart throws in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Brave, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Astros second baseman Ronald Torreyes catches a fly ball hit by Atlanta Braves' Edward Salcedo in the eighth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. The Astros won 7-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Houston Astros second baseman Ronald Torreyes catches a fly ball hit by Atlanta Braves' Edward Salcedo in the eighth inning of a spring exhibition baseball game, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. The Astros won 7-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton tosses his bat as he walks to first in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton tosses his bat as he walks to first in the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Houston Astros, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)  (The Associated Press)

Jarred Cosart pitched two hitless innings and Carlos Corporan drove in two runs that led the Houston Astros past an Atlanta Braves split squad 7-4 Sunday.

Cosart struck out one and walked one. The 23-year-old righty made his major league debut last year, going 1-1 with a 1.95 ERA in 10 starts for a team that led the majors with 111 losses.

Jordan Schafer got two more hits for the Braves, raising his spring average to .455. He stole 22 bases in 94 games for the Braves last season and is competing for one of the final outfield spots.