Hoes' illness leads to lineup shuffle

Hoes' illness leads to lineup shuffle

ANAHEIM -- Outfielder L.J. Hoes was ill on Tuesday afternoon and had to be sent back to the team hotel to rest, forcing manager Bo Porter to revise his original lineup against Angels' left-hander Tyler Skaggs.

Porter opted to use both of his catchers, with Carlos Corporan starting behind the plate and Jason Castro, the Astros' RBI leader with 22, batting fourth as the designated hitter.

Chris Carter played first base instead of DH, with Jesus Guzman moving from first to left field, replacing Hoes.

"It's just a way to rest [Castro] as a catcher and still keep his bat in the lineup," Porter said. "It's one of the advantages of the American League."

Porter didn't know if Hoes' ailment was from the flu or food poisoning.

Earl Bloom is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.