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Astros get Castro and Corporan in lineup

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HOUSTON -- Not wanting to take the bats of Jason Castro or Carlos Corporan out of the starting lineup, Astros manager Bo Porter had both catchers in the lineup Sunday for the third game in a row. Corporan, who went 2-for-4 on Saturday, was batting fifth as the designed hitter.

Corporan was hitting .462 (6-for-13) in his previous three games entering Sunday, with a pair of homers and five RBIs. He had raised his average to .333 from .250 in that span.

"I'm happy because I'm getting the chance to help my team win some ballgames," said Corporan, who caught the previous two games while Castro was the designated hitter. "Anything I can do, whether it's DH-ing or catching, is good. But I always say my priority on this team is my defense, to get the pitcher to throw strikes and work with them."

After getting off to an 0-for-11 start to begin the season, Castro entered Sunday having hit .293 (27-for-92) in 23 games since. He was tied for second among Major League catchers with nine multihit games.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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