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Astros Vs. Phillies Lineups: Houston Shakes Up Batting Order

The Houston Astros are attempting to win the second game of their series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Houston is making a few lineup changes on Friday. Brandon Barnes is going to bat second and play center field over Fernando Martinez, who got the start Thursday night.

Justin Maxwell is switching from center field to left field, but he will still be batting fourth. Chris Snyder is back behind the plate after getting Thursday night off. Matt Downs earned the nod at right field and he will bat seventh.

Astros lineup:
1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Brandon Barnes CF
3. Brett Wallace 1B
4. Justin Maxwell LF
5. Jed Lowrie SS
6. Matt Dominguez 3B
7. Matt Downs RF
8. Chris Snyder C
9. Edgar Gonzalez P

Phillies lineup:
1. Jimmy Rollins SS
2. Juan Pierre LF
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Carlos Ruiz C
6. Domonic Brown RF
7. John Mayberry CF
8. Kevin Frandsen 3B
9. Cole Hamels P

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