Astros-Cardinals lineups for Thursday

The Astros finish up their quick trip to St. Louis on Thursday afternoon against the Cardinals, assuming the weather holds up. Left-hander J.A. Happ (3-4, 5.49 ERA) will start for St. Louis and face right-hander Kyle McClellan (5-1, 3.62 ERA).

Both Matt Holliday, who injured his quadriceps muscle, and Lance Berkman, who sprained his right wrist, are out of the lineup Thursday after suffering injuries in Wednesday night’s game.

Here are the lineups:


CF Michael Bourn

SS Clint Barmes

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

2B Bill Hall

C Humberto Quintero

LHP J.A. Happ


SS Ryan Theriot

RF Jon Jay

1B Alberto Pujols

LF Allen Craig

CF Colby Rasmus

C Gerald Laird

2B Tyler Greene

3B Daniel Descalso

RHP Kyle McClellan

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