Astros-Reds preview for Thursday

Astros reliever Brandon Lyon, who blew his fourth save in eight tries Wednesday, was scheduled to fly back to Houston on Thursday to be examined by team medical director Dr. David Lintner.

Lyon came on in the ninth inning Wednesday and the Astros leading 2-0 and allowed all five base runners to reach, with Jay Bruce doubling down the right-field line to score Joey Votto with the winning run. Lyon didn’t speak to reporters after the game, but the team announced early Thursday he was going to Houston. will keep you informed with latest Lyon updates.

Here are the lineups for Thursday’s series finale:


CF Michael Bourn

LF Jason Bourgeois

RF Hunter Pence

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

2B Bill Hall

SS Clint Barmes

C Humberto Quintero

RHP Brett Myers


CF Chris Heisey

SS Edgar Renteria

1B Joey Votto

2B Brandon Phillips

RF Jay Bruce

LF Jonny Gomes

C Ryan Hanigan

3B Paul Janish

RHP Homer Bailey

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