August 22: Astros (39-84) @ Cardinals (66-56)

Jenifer Langosch/MLB.com

The Cardinals continue their battle with the lowly Astros tonight, though Houston starter Bud Norris has had his way with St. Louis plenty of times before. For being an otherwise average pitcher, Norris is 7-3 with a 2.47 ERA in 12 career starts against the Cardinals. Not bad for a pitcher with a career ERA of 4.54.

Carlos Beltran (sore left hand) is back in the lineup tonight for St. Louis. David Freese is sitting, though not due to any specific injury.

CARDINALS LINEUP:

  1. Jon Jay (CF)
  2. Matt Carpenter (3B)
  3. Matt Holliday (LF)
  4. Carlos Beltran (RF)
  5. Allen Craig (1B)
  6. Yadier Molina (C)
  7. Daniel Descalso (2B)
  8. Rafael Furcal (SS)
  9. Kyle Lohse (RHP)

ASTROS LINEUP:

  1. Jose Altuve (2B)
  2. Marwin Gonzalez (SS)
  3. Brett Wallace (1B)
  4. Ben Francisco (LF)
  5. Scott Moore (3B)
  6. Steve Pearce (RF)
  7. Brandon Barnes (CF)
  8. Chris Snyder (C)
  9. Bud Norris (RHP)

Division standings are here. Wild card standings are here.

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