Astros lineup: Barnes starting in right

Astros lineup: Barnes starting in right
March 31, 2013, 3:45 pm
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The Astros will play their first game as a member of the American League on Sunday.

Jose Altuve, as expected, will be the leadoff hitter. The one surprise in the lineup is that Rick Ankiel won't start in right field. Instead, Brandon Barnes gets the nod.

"That's a huge accomplishment for someone who was told he'd never make it out of A-ball," Bo Porter said about Barnes.

Here's the full Astros lineup:

1. Jose Altuve, 2B
2. Brett Wallace, 1B
3. Chris Carter, LF
4. Carlos Pena, DH
5. Justin Maxwell, CF
6. Jason Castro, C
7. Matt Dominguez, 3B
8. Brandon Barnes, RF
9. Ronny Cedeno
P. Bud Norris

Here is the Rangers' lineup:

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
2. Elvis Andrus, SS
3. Lance Berkman, DH
4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
5. David Murphy, LF
6. Nelson Cruz, RF
7. A.J. Pierzynski, C
8. Mitch Moreland, 1B
9. Leonys Martin, CF
P. Matt Harrison