Pirates Vs. Astros Lineups: Starling Marte Leading Off Again

The Pittsburgh Pirates will take to the field Friday night looking for their third straight win. Luckily for them the lowly Houston Astros come in to tonight's game losing 23 of their last 25 games.

The Pirates will be anchored at the top of the order by Starling Marte, who sent shockwaves through the MLB after hitting a home run with the very first pitch he saw in the majors. He will go against Jordan Lyles, who is 2-7 with an ERA of 5.50.

Here are the lineups for Friday's game at Minute Maid Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Starling Marte LF
Alex Presley RF
Andrew McCutchen CF
Garrett Jones 1B
Neil Walker 2B
Pedro Alvarez 3B
Michael McKenry C
Clint Barmes SS
Jeff Karstens P

Houston Astros

Jose Altuve 2B
Marwin Gonzalez SS
Chris Johnson 3B
Scott Moore 1B
J.D. Martinez LF
Justin Maxwell CF
Ben Francisco RF
Chris Snyder C
Jordan Lyles P

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout. For more on the Astros, there's Crawfish Boxes.

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