Joey Butler at DH vs. LHP Liriano
Joey Butler will hit seventh against left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano instead of Lance Berkman or Jurickson Profar. He’s sandwiched in between right-handed hitters Jeff Baker and Craig Gentry. Baker will start at first base and Gentry in left field.
A.J. Pierzynski returns at catcher. He’s one of two left-handed hitters in the lineup along with Leonys Martin, who’s batting ninth.