Jays top Astros, but may lose Rolen

DUNEDIN, FL Acquired from St. Louis in an offseason trade, Rolen was injured when was hit on the hand by a ball during a fielding drill Sunday on a back field. A screw was inserted in his finger during surgery Monday.

"The doctor gave a four-to-six week window from the time of surgery," said Rolen, whose team beat the Houston Astros 8-3 in a spring game Thursday.

Dustin McGowan allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings for the Blue Jays. He struck out four and walked four.

"It was just a couple bad innings," McGowan said. "I just battled through it and got my pitches in."

Brandon Backe had a rocky outing for the Astros, allowing six runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Hector Luna hit a three-run homer and finished with four RBIs for Toronto. Buck Coats also homered.

Darin Erstad went 2-2 with a double for Houston.

Notes: Toronto closer B.J. Ryan (left elbow) will face minor leaguers on Sunday.

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