Preview of Wednesday’s Astros-Reds game

The Astros will try to avoid getting swept when they face the Reds at 1:05 p.m. today at Minute Maid Park. The Astros send left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (2-3, 4.00 ERA) to the mound to face right-hander Edinson Volquez (3-1, 5.63 ERA).

Rodriguez is searching for his first home win of the season (0-1, 2.70 ERA) after beating the Pirates on the road last week. He’s 7-7 with a 4.07 ERA in 20 career starts against the Reds, including 1-1 with a 4.84 last year.

Volquez’s five career wins and 43 strikeouts are his most against any team, and his 1.37 ERA at Minute Maid Park is his best at any ballpark in which he’s made more htan on estart. He’s 5-0 with a 2.09 ERA ERA in his career against the Astros.

Here are the lineups:


CF Michael Bourn

C J.R. Towles

RF Hunter Pence

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

2B Matt Downs

LF Brian Bogusevic

SS Clint Barmes

LHP Wandy Rodriguez


CF Drew Stubbs

SS Edgar Renteria

1B Joey Votto

2B Brandon Phillips

LF Jonny Gomes

C Ramon Hernandez

RF Jay Bruce

3B Paul Janish

RHP Edinson Volquez

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