Manager Davey Johnson had said he wants to involve his bench more often, and today he is with Alex Cora at shortstop, Jesus Flores at catcher and Rick Ankiel in center. Johnson said yesterday he expected Laynce Nix would return to the lineup, but he’s not in there.

For the Astros, second baseman Jose Altuve, a highly regarded prospect who stands about 5 feet, 6 inches, will make his major league debut.


1. Roger Bernadina, LF

2. Danny Espinosa, 2B

3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

4. Michael Morse, 1B

5. Jayson Werth, RF

6. Rick Ankiel, CF

7. Jesus Flores, C

8. Alex Cora, SS

9. Livan Hernandez, SP


1. Michael Bourn, CF

2. Jose Altuve, 2B

3. Hunter Pence, RF

4. Carlos Lee, LF

5. Chris Wallace, 1B

6. Chris Johnson, 3B

7. Clint Barmes, SS

8. Humberto Quintero, C

9. Brett Myers, SP