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Astros Vs. Braves Lineup: Justin Maxwell Is Back At Centerfield

The Houston Astros are hoping that sending Lucas Harrell to the mound to pitch agains the Atlanta Braves can result in a rare win for the Astros. Harrell has been one of the few bright spots for the Astros and since the All-Star break he has had four starts with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 1.82.

The Astros have Justin Maxwell back in the starting lineup where he will bat fifth and play centerfield, plus Matt Downs is returning to third base and will bat seventh.

Starting pitcher Paul Maholm is making his first start since he was traded to the Braves from the Chicago Cubs just before the deadline.

Astros lineup:
1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Marwin Gonzalez SS
3. Ben Francisco RF
4. Brett Wallace 1B
5. Justin Maxwell CF
6. J.D. Martinez LF
7. Matt Downs 3B
8. Chris Snyder C
9. Lucas Harrell P

Braves lineup:
1. Michael Bourn CF
2. Martin Prado LF
3. Jason Heyward RF
4. Chipper Jones 3B
5. Freddie Freeman 1B
6. Brian McCann C
7. Dan Uggla 2B
8. Paul Janish SS
9. Paul Maholm P

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