Lewis Brinson raises batting average to .500 in Marlins’ loss to Astros


Jose Altuve went 0 for 2, striking out twice and lowering his average to .182. Robinson Chirinos hit his first homer and Yuri Gurriel hit his third double.

Lewis Brinson had a hit in two trips, raising his average to .500 after batting .199 as a rookie last season for Miami. Trevor Richards allowed one run, two hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. Marlins closer Drew Steckenrider was roughed up in his third appearance, giving up six runs, three hits and two walks while retiring just one batter.