Astros lineup Saturday vs. Rays

The Astros try to make it two in a row over the best team in baseball Saturday when left-hander Wandy Rodriguez takes the ball against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jeff Niemann, a 6-foot-9 right-hander who’s a Houston native and led Rice to the 2003 College World Series title, will make his first pro start in his hometown.

Here are the lineups:


CF Michael Bourn .289-0-5

2B Jeff Keppinger .281-0-17

1B Lance Berkman .220-4-13

LF Carlos Lee .199-5-16

RF Hunter Pence .250-6-17

3B Pedro Feliz .209-1-13

C Humberto Quintero .243-1-4

SS Tommy Manzella .192-1-6

P Wandy Rodriguez .333-0-1


SS Jason Bartlett .248-1-22

LF Carl Crawford .306-3-20

2B Ben Zobrist .299-1-20

3B Evan Longoria .323-9-37

1B Carlos Pena .190-5-19

CF B.J. Upton .224-5-19

RF Gabe Kapler .250-1-7

C Dioner Navarro .184-0-2

P Jeff Niemann .000-0-0


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