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Astros lineup for Sunday

Astros’ lineup for Sunday’s game against the Rays

CF Bourn

2B Keppinger

RF Pence

LF Lee

3B Johnson

1B Wallace

SS Barmes

C Corporan

LHP Happ

Astros lineup Saturday vs. Rays

Matt Downs, who hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the ninth inning Wednesday at Arlington to beat the Rangers, is in the starting lineup for tonight’s game against the Rays at Minute Maid Park.

Here is the lineup:

CF Michael Bourn

2B Jeff Keppinger

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

SS Matt Downs

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

C Carlos Corporan

RHP Bud Norris

Astros lineup for Thursday’s game

Here is manager Brad Mills’ lineup for Thursday game against Pirates:

CF Michael Bourn

2B Jeff Keppinger

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

1B Brett Wallace

3B Matt Downs

SS Angel Sanchez

C Carlos Corporan

RHP Jordan Lyles

Astros’ lineup for Monday

The Astros welcome Wandy Rodriguez back from the disabled list tonight to try to snap a four-game losing streak tonight at Minute Maid Park and avoid getting swept in four games by the Atlanta Braves.

Here is the Astros’ lineup:

CF Michael Bourn

SS Clint Barmes

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

2B Jeff Keppinger

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

C J.R. Towles

LHP Wandy Rodriguez

Astros’ lineup for Saturday

Astros’ lineup for Saturday:

CF Michael Bourn

SS Clint Barmes

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

3B Chris Johnson

1B Brett Wallace

2B Bill Hall

C J.R. Towles

RHP Bud Norris

Astros’ lineup for Wednesday

The Astros finish up their series with the Dodgers this afternoonat Minute Maid Park. Aneury Rodriguez (0-2, 5.72 ERA) starts for the Astros against Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly (3-4, 4.71 ERA).

Here is the Astros’ lineup:

CF Michael Bourn

SS Angel Sanchez

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

3B Chris Johnson

1B Brett Wallace

2B Bill Hall

C J.R. Towles

P Aneury Rodriguez

Astros-Dodgers preview

The Astros, coming off a nice series win in Toronto, return home for six games, beginning tonight against the Dodgers at Minute Maid Park. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers against Bud Norris.

  • Bud Norris is 7-1 in 13 starts at Minute Maid Park since last year’s All-Star break. Over that time he’s surrendered the major’s lowest opponent batting average at home (.178).
  • Brett Wallace is one of only three Astros to ever have at least a .400 batting average through the first 22 home games o the season. He’s hitting .406 at home this year.
  • Hunter Pence’s 23 hits with RISP are ht emost by Astros player at this point of the season since 1974.
  • Chris Johnson is hitting .400 (12-for-30) since May 11, averaging one RBI per every 3.3 at-bats. Prior to May 11, he was hitting .181.
  • Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw’s 10 wins in May since 2009 are the most in the NL in that month.
  • Dodgers IF Jamey Carroll can afford to take as many pitches as he does (64.1 percent of pitches taken), considering his success with two strikes. His leads the Majors with 27 two-strike hits.
  • The Dodgers have left 359 men on base, which is the third-most in the Majors. And they have a .214 batting average with men in scoring position, the lowest in the Majors.

Here is the Astros’ lineup:

CF Michael Bourn

SS Clint Barmes

RF Hunter Pence

1B Carlos Lee

LF Jason Michaels

3B Chris Johnson

2B Bill Hall

C Humberto Quintero

RHP Bud Norris

Astros face Reds, try for third win a row

The Astros will try to do something tonight they haven’t all season: win three games in a row. That’s if the weather holds up.

Left-hander J.A. Happ (1-4, 6.35 ERA) will start tonight for the Astros against Reds pitcher Mike Leake (3-0, 4.40 ERA).

Carlos Lee, who spent last night in Houston hospital after colliding with teammate Angel Sanchez on Sunday, is out of the lineup, as expected. And Brett Wallace is in the clean-up spot.

Here are the lineups:

ASTROS

CF Michael Bourn

LF Jason Bourgeois

RF Hunter Pence

1B Brett Wallace

3B Chris Johnson

2B Bill Hall

SS Clint Barmes

C Humberto Quintero

LHP J.A. Happ

REDS

CF Drew Stubbs

SS Edgar Renteria

1B Joey Votto

2B Brandon Phillips

LF Jonny Gomes

RF Chris Heisey

C Ramon Hernandez

3B Paul Janish

RHP Mike Leake

Astros-Brewers lineups for Sunday

Here are the lineups for Sunday’s series finale between the Astros and Brewers:

ASTROS

CF Jason Bourgeois

SS Angel Sanchez

RF Hunter Pence

LF Carlos Lee

1B Brett Wallace

2B Bill Hall

3B Matt Down

C Humberto Quintero

RHP Bud Norris

BREWERS

2B Rickie Weeks

CF Carlos Gomez

LF Ryan Braun

1B Prince Fielder

3B Casey McGehee

RF Mark Kotsay

SS Yuniesky Betancourt

C Jonthan Lucroy

LHP Chris Narveson

Mills explains lineup shuffle

With first baseman Brett Wallace still nursing a sore hip from his Friday collision with Brewers slugger Prince Fielder, Astros manager Brad Mills stirred up his lineup for Saturday’s game against the Brewers. Carlos Lee, who has hit fourth for much of the season and has struggled his year, was moved down to fifth and played first base.

Jason Bourgeois batted second and played left field, and Angel Sanchez was back in the lineup, making his first start at second base and batting third. Hunter Pence was moved into the fourth spot in the lineup. Clint Barmes, who batted second in his season debut on Friday, hit eighth.

“The whole thought is Bill Hall’s got the day [off] and we’re trying to get Sanchez back in there. He’s swinging the bat really well for us, and this way we get some speed and some guys that are getting on base in front of Hunter and Carlos,” Mills said. “It is new, but I don’t know how we’re going to use this going forward.”

Mills stressed this lineup was just for Saturday.

Here’s the lineup:

CF Michael Bourn

LF Jason Bourgeois

2B Angel Sanchez

RF Hunter Pence

1B Carlos Lee

3B Chris Johnson

C J.R. Towles

SS Clint Barmes

LHP Wandy Rodriguez

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