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Astros Vs. Cardinals Lineups: Armando Galarraga Designated For Assignment

The Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals are getting set to play Game Two of their three-game series on Wednesday night, and Armando Galarraga will not be a part of the festivities. Galarraga was designated for assignment prior to the game, according to Reid Laymance of the Houston Chronicle, who also reported that reliever Hector Ambriz has been called up to take his roster spot.

It is not yet known who will take over for Galarraga in the Astros' starting rotation. Galarraga, 30, posted a 6.75 ERA in five starts this season, spanning 24 innings. Here are the full lineups:


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 P


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 P

First pitch from Busch Stadium in St. Louis is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. CT.

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