ST. LOUIS -- Astros manager Brad Mills moved third baseman Pedro Feliz into the No. 3 spot in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Cardinals, but then later switched the batting order and put right fielder Hunter Pence there for the sixth time this season.
On Wednesday, Feliz got his opportunity in the three-hole for the first time this season and came through with a sacrifice fly in the first inning and then a single in the fourth.
Feliz, who spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia after eight years with San Francisco, raised his batting average to .300 for the season, with three RBIs.
The third baseman was back in the No. 3 spot in the lineup for Thursday's series finale in St. Louis. But Feliz said hitting in that spot isn't a big deal.
"It's the same game," Feliz said following Wednesday's game. "I'm going to try to do my best and try to help the team."