Carlos Pena entered Saturday’s game against Atlanta with just three hits and one RBI in 14 spring training at-bats.

The Astros’ designated hitter took a step forward during a 6-5 victory against the Braves.

Pena belted a first-inning home run off Atlanta right-handed starter Kris Medlen. The ball flew more than 410 feet, landing near the batter’s eye on a windy day at Osceola County Stadium.

Pena finished 1-for-3 and he acknowledged his bat is coming around nine games into an extended spring.

“For me, it takes me a while to get comfortable in the box,” Pena said. “It’s weird to explain. Sometimes you get out there and it feels like an alien planet when you’re in the box in a game situation. But I’ve had enough experience to understand that I need to be patient and just keep on working on the process and the results will take care of themselves.”