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Spring Training Game 8: Game Thread

Bud Norris is on the bump as the Cardinals come to town.

Jeff Curry

The Cardinals head to Kissimmee for round two against the Astros. Thankfully, ace Adam Wainwright will not be on the mound; rather Joe Kelly will be making his first start of spring training. Kelly (5 - 7, 3.53 in 2012) is the hunt to take the fifth spot in the rotation if Kyle Lohse doesn't come meandering through the door.

Bud Norris makes his second start of the spring, coming off an outing against the Mets on Sunday (2 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 K). Chris Carter will continue his adventures in left field. Rick Ankiel earned another start after his solo homerun yesterday.

St. Louis vs. Houston, 12:05 PM CT

TV: CSN Houston (SD - 39, HD - 639 in Houston)

MLB.TV: Live

Radio: KBME 790 AM

Cardinals SB Nation Blog: Viva El Birdos

Pitching Match

RHP Bud Norris (0-0, 4.50) vs. RHP Joe Kelly (0-0, -.--)

Cardinals Lineup

1. Jay, CF
2. Taveras, DH
3. Freese, 3B
4. Adams, 1B
5. Robinson, CF
6. Descalso, 2B
7. Johnson, C
8. Chambers, LF
9. Pete Kozma, SS

Astros Lineup

1. Greene, SS
2. Altuve, 2B
3. Peña, 1B
4. Carter, LF
5. Wallace, 3B
6. Ankiel, RF
7. F. Martinez, DH
8. Corporan, C
9. Barnes, CF

Astros Pitchers

Bud Norris, Paul Clemens, Jose Veras

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Spring Training Viewing Guide:

Helpful Do's and Don'ts to watching Astros spring games.