While Wood got through his final two innings of work without incurring any further damage, Astros starter Dallas Keuchel exited after allowing his only two runs in the third inning. John Buck started the top of the third with a home run. Eury Perez followed with the first of his two doubles and scored on Freeman's game-tying single.
Chad Qualls, Josh Fields and Tony Sipp all produced scoreless relief outings for the Astros. Former Houston reliever Jose Veras enhanced his bid for a spot in Atlanta's bullpen by tossing a scoreless fifth inning.
Up next: The Braves will send Shelby Miller to the mound when they travel to play the Red Sox in Fort Myers on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET. Fans can watch the game live on MLB.TV. Miller recorded just one out during his Grapefruit League season debut on March 7, but the right-hander bounced back as he limited the Yankees to one run over three innings on Thursday.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.