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Spring Training Game 4 & 5: Game Thread

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Houston will have it's first split squad games in Kissimmee and Port Charlotte.

J. Meric

Houston will have it's first split squad game today with the Rays and Tigers. The run of quality pitcher on the mound continues - Hamels, Wainwright, and now Price and Fister. Price and fellow Rays' star Evan Longoria will be making their first starts. Marwin Gonzalez (.625 AB) and Nate Frieman (.571 AB) are back in the lineup today looking to continue their hot streaks. Jordan Lyles and Erik Bedard will get their first starts of the spring.

Detroit vs. Houston, 12:05 PM CT

Radio: KBME 790 AM

Pitching Matchup

RHP Doug Fister (10-10, 3.45 ERA in 2012) vs. LHP Erik Bedard (7-14, 5.01 ERA in 2012)

Tigers Lineup

1. Kobernus, CF
2. Garcia, RF
3. Martinez, DH
4. Fielder, 1B
5. Peralta, SS
6. Castellanos, LF
7. Pena, C
8. Tuiasosopo, 3B
9. Perez, 2B

Tigers Pitcher
Doug Fister, Duane Below, Shawn Hill, Luke Putkonen, Bruce Rondon, Al Alburquerque, Michael Morrison.

Astros Lineup

1. Greene, SS
2. Altuve, 2B
3. C. Pena, 1B
4. J.D. Martinez, DH
5. B. Wallace, 3B
6. Ankiel, RF
7. Castro, C
8. F. Martinez, 7
9. Crowe, DH

Astros Pithers

Erik Bedard, Edgar Gonzalez, Kevin Chapman, Rudy Owens, Sam Demel, Chia-Jen Lo.


Houston at Tampa Bay, 12:05 PM CT

Pitching Matchup

RHP Jordan Lyles (5-12, 5.09 ERA in 2012) vs. LHP David Price (20.5, 2.56 ERA in 2012, 2012 Cy-Young Winner)

Astros Lineup

1. M. Gonzalez, SS
2. Barnes, LF
3. Maxwell, CF
4. Carter, 1B
5. Freiman, DH
6. Dominguez, 3B
7. Paredes, RF
8. Jaramillo, C
9. Elmore, 2B

Astros Pithers

Jordan Lyles, C.J. Fick, Edgar Gonzalez, Ross Seaton, Jose Valdez

Rays Lineup

1. Zobrist, SS
2. Roberts, 2B
3. Longoria, 3B
4. Anderson, LF
5. Duncan, 1B
6. Myers, RF
7. Cust, DH
8. Fuld, CF
9. Lobaton, C

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