Bogusevic in the lineup after pitching

Bogusevic in the lineup after pitching

CHICAGO -- One day after Brian Bogusevic pitched for the first time in his Major League career, the Astros outfielder was hitting in the nine-hole against the White Sox.

"I didn't even think about that," manager Brad Mills said of the lineup. "I'm probably going to get some grief on that from him. I thought it just balanced out everything to have him in there."

Bogusevic was drafted by the Astros as a pitcher in 2005 before converting to an outfielder. Mills said the right fielder's arm wasn't too sore after pitching one inning against the Cardinals in Thursday night's 14-2 St. Louis route.

"He was fine when he came in, and he'll probably go out and play catch and feel it a little bit, but I think he's OK," Mills said.

Bogusevic drilled a three-run homer in the ninth to give the Astros their final 8-3 margin of victory on Friday.