Astros open series tonight against Angels

The Astros will try for their third win in a row tonight when they make their first trip to Angels Stadium as a member of the American League West, taking on the struggling, high-dollar Angels. They’ll send Bud Norris, who struggled on the road last year, to the mound in the series opener Friday night. Be sure to follow all the action on GameDay.

For the Astros, it will be their first look at Mike Trout, the 2012 AL Rookie of the Year, and will mark a reunion with nemesis Albert Pujols, the former Cardinals player who is a career .311 hitter with 32 RBIs and 112 RBIs in his career against Houston.

This weekend’s matchups mark just the third series between the two franchises and the first since the 2007 season. In the previous two matchups, both teams won their home series 2-1, which included a three-gamer in Anaheim in 2007 and a three-gamer in Houston in 2004.

Here is the Astros’ lineup:

2B Jose Altuve

CF Justin Maxwell

C Jason Castro

DH Chris Carter

1B Carlos Pena

LF J.D. Martinez

RF Rick Ankiel

3B Matt Domginuez

SS Marwin Gonzalez.


With the Angels struggling I’m hoping this will be a good series. It would be nice to get a few more division wins before returning home next week!! Really hope the bats continue to do business and that we can keep Trout and Pujols at bay.

Probably good that Wallace is getting another day off.

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