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Astros vs. Yankees on Sunday, plus pictures of new Yankee Stadium

The Astros close out their series at Yankee Stadium this afternoon. I’ve posted the lineups, followed by a few pictures I took of the ballpark, which is very nice. Enjoy.


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ASTROS

CF Michael Bourn

2B Jeff Keppinger

RF Hunter Pence

DH Carlos Lee

LF Cory Sullivan

3B Pedro Feliz

1B Geoff Blum

SS Tommy Manzella

C Kevin Cash

RHP Brian Moehler (0-2, 6.12 ERA)

YANKEES

SS Derek Jeter

CF Curtis Granderson

1B Mark Teixeira

2B Robinson Cano

DH Nick Swisher

C Jorge Posada

LF Brett Gardner

RF Chad Huffman

3B Ramiro Peno

RHP Phil Hughes (8-1, 2.71 ERA)

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Astros vs. Yankees on Friday

The Astros make their first trip to new Yankee Stadium on Friday, the day that marks the seven-year anniversary of the six-pitcher no-hitter thrown by the Astros at the old Yankee Stadium in 2003. Astros owner Drayton McLane, general manager Ed Wade and assistant general manager David Gottfried joined the club on the trip to New York.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is nursing a groin injury, isn’t in the lineup for the Bronx Bombers. Here are the lineups (followed by injury updates):

ASTROS

CF Michael Bourn

2B Jeff Keppinger

1B Lance Berkman

 LF Carlos Lee

RF Hunter Pence

DH Jason Michaels

3B Pedro Feliz

SS Tommy Manzella

C Kevin Cash

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RHP Brett Myers (4-3, 3.01 ERA)

YANKEES

SS Derek Jeter

CF Curtis Granderson

1B Mark Teixeira

2B Robinson Cano

RF Nick Swisher

DH Jorge Posada

C Francisco Cervelli

3B Ramiro Pena

LF Kevin Russo

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LHP Andy Pettitte (7-1, 2.47 ERA)

Here are some injury updates

– RHP Chris Sampson, on the disabled list with right rotator cuff tendinitis, is scheduled to throw a 15-20 pitch simulated game Sunday at Double-A Corpus Christi. If all goes well, he’ll pitch 15-20 pitches in a game Tuesday for the Hooks.

– RHP Matt Lindstrom didn’t pitch Thursday because of back spasms.

– LHP Tim Byrdak rejoined the team Friday in New York after going to Houston to be examined by a doctor for the back/hamstring issue that put him in the disabled list in May. Manager Brad Mills said he would be available on Saturday.

– RHP Bud Norris is scheduled to pitch Saturday in a Minor League rehab outing for Triple-A Round Rock. He’s been on the DL since May 24 with bursitis and biceps tendinitis.

Astros face long road trip

The Astros finally got things rolling at home this week by going 5-2 on their home stand against the Nationals and Cubs, winning five of the final six games after getting pounded by Washington on Memorial Day. Now they have to try to get things ironed out on the road.

The Astros have lost nine of 11 road games since sweeping the Cardinals May 11-13 and will play 20 of their next 26 games away from home. That’s the price they paid for having so many home games early. Houston opens a 10-game trip to Colorado, the Yankees and Kansas City on Monday and returns home for six games before another 10-game trip. Ouch.

“It’s going to be interesting,” manager Brad Mills said. “That’s a lot of travel. We’re going to be playing a lot and then we have an off day [June 14], which is nice because it’s been a while. It’s going to be kind of a fun road trip with using a designated hitter in the American League ballparks and so forth.”

The Astros will use a DH in New York and Kansas City, and Mills said he’s not prepared to name a DH just yet. Carlos Lee is the most obvious choice, and Lee said after Sunday’s game he’d rather play in the field than be the DH. Still, he will likely end up as the DH in most games.

It all gets underway Monday when Houston sends Wandy Rodriguez (3-7, 5.07 ERA) to the mound against Jason Hammel (2-3, 6.09 ERA). Here are the rest of the pitching matchups for the Rockies series:

Tuesday: Brian Moehler (0-2, 6.49 ERA) vs. Jeff Francis (1-2, 3.70 ERA)

Wednesday: Felipe Paulino (1-7, 4.01 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook (2-3, 5.00 ERA)

Thursday: Roy Oswalt (3-8, 3.22 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (3-4, 3.77 ERA)

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