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 VIERA, Fla. (AP) - Rafael Soriano threw a scoreless inning of relief in his debut with Washington and the Nationals beat the Houston Astros 7-1 Tuesday.
Soriano signed a two-year, $28 million contract in January to become the Nationals new closer. The right-hander faced three batters in the seventh and struck out one.
Houston's J.D. Martinez reached base against Soriano, but pinch-runner Brandon Barnes was thrown out trying to steal.
Danny Espinosa had two hits and two RBIs for Washington. Chad Tracy also drove in two runs.
Dan Haren gave up a run in three innings in his second spring start.

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