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Game 2 Preview: Astros-Reds

By ROBERT HENSLEE
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St Louis Cardinals v Houston Astros

The Astros will be trying to win their third game in a row for the first time all season as they open a three game series in Cincinnati tonight. 

Struggling Jay Happ (1-4, 6.35 ERA) starts tonight’s opener whileCincinnatisends right hander Mike Leake (3-0, 4.40 ERA) to the mound. 

Carlos Lee has rejoined the Astros but is not in the starting lineup.  Lee suffered bruised ribs in a collision with Angel Sanchez on Sunday.  He stayed behind in Houston for more medical tests while the team flew toOhioon Sunday night.  X-rays and a CT scan were negative.

Jason Bourgeois takes Lee’s place in left field.  Brett Wallace, who has a ten game hitting streak, is hitting cleanup tonight.  Wallace leads the major leagues with a .451 batting average since April 7th.

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