With left-hander J.A. Happ starting for the Astros, Davey Johnson is trying something different at the top of the lineup, batting Danny Espinosa at leadoff and Roger Bernadina seventh. Espinosa, the team leader with 17 home runs, hit leadoff in 19 games earlier this year, batting .184/.250/.329 in those games.

With Espinosa hitting first, Ian Desmond is hitting second. Laynce Nix is out of the lineup, and Jerry Hairston, a day after being activated from the 15-day disabled list, will start in left field.


1. Danny Espinosa, 2B

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Wilson Ramos, C

7. Roger Bernadina, CF

8. Jerry Hairston, LF

9. Jordan Zimmermann, SP


1. Michael Bourn, CF

2. Jeff Keppinger, 2B

3. Chris Wallace, 1B

4. Hunter Pence, RF

5. Carlos Lee, LF

6. Chris Johnson, 3B

7. Clint Barmes, SS

8. Humberto Quintero, C

9. J.A. Happ, SP