David Freese is not in Tuesday's lineup due to minor mid-back tightness.
It's not seen as a big deal, so expect Freese to be back in there in a day or two. Gordon Beckham is at third base Tuesday.
Jered Weaver has been sent back to the Angels' team hotel because he's under the weather.
Weaver isn't scheduled to start again until Friday and should be fine by then. The Halos' ace boasts a 1.91 ERA over his last five starts.
Howie Kendrick is back in the Angels' lineup Tuesday.
Kendrick said out Monday after suffering a minor left hamstring tweak Sunday. The second baseman has been on fire this month with a .394/.442/.620 batting line.
Will Middlebrooks was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sprained right hand.
It's not clear how he suffered the injury, but he can probably be listed as day-to-day. Garin Cecchini is at third base Tuesday.
Samuel Deduno will make his first start for the Astros on Saturday against the Mets.
Deduno was claimed off waivers in late August but has only pitched 4 2/3 relief innings so far for the 'Stros. He holds a 6.52 ERA in eight starts and 3.41 ERA in 26 relief appearances this season and can be avoided for streaming purposes.