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Phillies catcher Erik Kratz (31) makes the ground out throw to first base on Jose Altuve (27) during the fifth inning. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle)

Phillies catcher Erik Kratz (31) makes the ground out throw to first base on Jose Altuve (27) during the fifth inning. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle)

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel (46) shakes hands with catcher Jacob Nottingham (92) after the final out against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston. Milwaukee won 6-1. less
Milwaukee Brewers’ Corey Knebel (46) shakes hands with catcher Jacob Nottingham (92) after the final out against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston. … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Chris Capuano (39) throws in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Chris Capuano (39) throws in the sixth inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Tony Sipp (29) throws in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Tony Sipp (29) throws in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Preston Tucker (20) hits a double in the seventh inning as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jacob Nottingham (92) looks on during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Preston Tucker (20) hits a double in the seventh inning as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jacob Nottingham (92) looks on during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Colin Moran (79) reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Colin Moran (79) reacts after striking out in the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) receives a high five from third base coach Ed Sedar (6) after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston. less
Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) receives a high five from third base coach Ed Sedar (6) after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch (14) talks with home plate umpire Adrian Johnson during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch (14) talks with home plate umpire Adrian Johnson during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Luis Valbuena (18) singles in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Luis Valbuena (18) singles in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) pops out in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) pops out in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) throws to first base to complete a double play in the second inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Chris Carter (33) slides into second base during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston. less
Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) throws to first base to complete a double play in the second inning as Milwaukee Brewers’ Chris Carter (33) slides into second base during a spring training baseball game … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) throws to first base but is unable to retire Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) as the throw went into the dugout during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston. less
Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) throws to first base but is unable to retire Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) as the throw went into the dugout during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, … more

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) hits a home run in the second inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun (8) hits a home run in the second inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson (52) throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson (52) throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson (52) throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Jimmy Nelson (52) throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Milwaukee Brewers’ Aaron Hill (9) breaks his bat he singles in a run in the first inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Milwaukee Brewers’ Aaron Hill (9) breaks his bat he singles in a run in the first inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) pops out in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa (1) pops out in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Collin McHugh (31) throws in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Collin McHugh (31) throws in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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Houston Astros’ Collin McHugh (31) throws in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Houston Astros’ Collin McHugh (31) throws in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers during a spring training baseball game Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Houston.

Photo: Bob Levey, AP

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