Astros vs. Yankees on Friday

The Astros make their first trip to new Yankee Stadium on Friday, the day that marks the seven-year anniversary of the six-pitcher no-hitter thrown by the Astros at the old Yankee Stadium in 2003. Astros owner Drayton McLane, general manager Ed Wade and assistant general manager David Gottfried joined the club on the trip to New York.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is nursing a groin injury, isn’t in the lineup for the Bronx Bombers. Here are the lineups (followed by injury updates):

ASTROS

CF Michael Bourn

2B Jeff Keppinger

1B Lance Berkman

 LF Carlos Lee

RF Hunter Pence

DH Jason Michaels

3B Pedro Feliz

SS Tommy Manzella

C Kevin Cash

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RHP Brett Myers (4-3, 3.01 ERA)

YANKEES

SS Derek Jeter

CF Curtis Granderson

1B Mark Teixeira

2B Robinson Cano

RF Nick Swisher

DH Jorge Posada

C Francisco Cervelli

3B Ramiro Pena

LF Kevin Russo

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LHP Andy Pettitte (7-1, 2.47 ERA)

Here are some injury updates

– RHP Chris Sampson, on the disabled list with right rotator cuff tendinitis, is scheduled to throw a 15-20 pitch simulated game Sunday at Double-A Corpus Christi. If all goes well, he’ll pitch 15-20 pitches in a game Tuesday for the Hooks.

– RHP Matt Lindstrom didn’t pitch Thursday because of back spasms.

– LHP Tim Byrdak rejoined the team Friday in New York after going to Houston to be examined by a doctor for the back/hamstring issue that put him in the disabled list in May. Manager Brad Mills said he would be available on Saturday.

– RHP Bud Norris is scheduled to pitch Saturday in a Minor League rehab outing for Triple-A Round Rock. He’s been on the DL since May 24 with bursitis and biceps tendinitis.

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