Lineups for Tuesday’s Astros-Cubs game
The Astros will try to snap even their series against the Cubs when they play the middle game of the series at 7:05 p.m. today at Minute Maid Park. Brett Myers will start for the Astros in search of his first victory of the season, but he’s put together a pair of quality starts.
Myers has a 10-3 career record and a 2.21 ERA against the Cubs and has posted quality starts in 12 of his 13 career starts against Chicago. He was 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA in four starts against the Cubs last year and is 8-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his Astros career at Minute Maid Park.
Facing a left-hander, Brett Wallace is out of the lineup.
Here are the lineups:
CF Michael Bourn — Has hit safely in six consecutive games, going 8-for-24 with three walks and two stolen bases.
SS Angel Sanchez — Leads the team in batting average (.342), RBIs (6) and multi-hit games (4).
RF Hunter Pence — Snapped a three-game hit streak Monday. He hit .429 (6-for-14) with three RBIs during the streak and has hit safely in seven of his 10 games this season.
1B Carlos Lee — Making first start of the season at first base.
LF Jason Michaels — Making first start of the season.
2B Bill Hall — Hit his sixth career pinch-hit homer in the seveth inning Monday night and is one of six players with a pinch-hit HR this season.
3B Chris Johnson — Has hit safely in four of his last five games.
C Humberto Quintero — Has started six of the Astros 10 games, including both of the club’s wins, and has hit safely in three of his six games.
RHP Brett Myers
SS Starlin Catro
2B Darwin Barney
CF Marlon Byrd
3B Aramis Ramirez
1B Carlos Pena
LF Alfonso Soriano
C Geovany Soto
RF Tyler Colvin
LHP James Russell