PHOTOS: Nats fall in Spring Training opener

Washington Nationals pitcher Tommy Milone throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Washington Nationals pitcher Tommy Milone throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ((AP Photo/Jeff Roberson))
A member of the Washington Nationals holds his cap as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Angelique Meneses sings the national anthem before the start of an exhibition spring baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Players around the league are wearing the caps of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles baseball team to honor the victims of a shooting at the school last week. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A member of the Washington Nationals holds his cap as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Angelique Meneses sings the national anthem before the start of an exhibition spring baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday. Players around the league are wearing the caps of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles baseball team to honor the victims of a shooting at the school last week. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ((AP Photo/Jeff Roberson))
Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick dives and catches a ball hit by Washington Nationals' Matt Adams to end the top of the first inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday.
 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick dives and catches a ball hit by Washington Nationals’ Matt Adams to end the top of the first inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ((AP Photo/Jeff Roberson))
Houston Astros' Derek Fisher (21) is out at second as Washington Nationals second baseman Howie Kendrick turns the double play to end the first inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday.
 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher (21) is out at second as Washington Nationals second baseman Howie Kendrick turns the double play to end the first inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ((AP Photo/Jeff Roberson))
Washington Nationals’ Chris Dominguez, right, is safe at second for a stolen base as the ball gets past Houston Astros second baseman Tyler White during the fifth inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ((AP Photo/Jeff Roberson))
Washington Nationals left fielder Andrew Stevenson is unable to catch a two-run home run by Houston Astros' Max Stassi during the third inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Washington Nationals left fielder Andrew Stevenson is unable to catch a two-run home run by Houston Astros’ Max Stassi during the third inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ((AP Photo/Jeff Roberson))
Members of the grounds crew prepare the field before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Members of the grounds crew prepare the field before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ((AP Photo/Jeff Roberson))
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Washington Nationals pitcher Tommy Milone throws during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A member of the Washington Nationals holds his cap as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Angelique Meneses sings the national anthem before the start of an exhibition spring baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Players around the league are wearing the caps of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles baseball team to honor the victims of a shooting at the school last week. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Houston Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick dives and catches a ball hit by Washington Nationals' Matt Adams to end the top of the first inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday.
 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Houston Astros' Derek Fisher (21) is out at second as Washington Nationals second baseman Howie Kendrick turns the double play to end the first inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday.
 (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Washington Nationals left fielder Andrew Stevenson is unable to catch a two-run home run by Houston Astros' Max Stassi during the third inning of an exhibition spring baseball game Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Members of the grounds crew prepare the field before the start of an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros Friday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

WASHINGTON — J.D. Davis of the Houston Astros broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning to lift his team to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday afternoon in West Palm Beach, Florida.

It was the Spring Training opener for both teams, who share the same complex on Florida’s east coast.

The Astros are looking to defend their World Series title this season, while the Nats are trying to get back to the playoffs for the third-straight season.

The Nats tied it in the top of the fifth on a pair of RBI singles by Chris Dominquez and Jose Marmolejos before Davis homered in the bottom of the frame.

The teams wore the caps of nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed there recently when a gunman opened fire inside the school.


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