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Scouting Report - Andy Pettitte is back

Andy Pettitte - NLCS Game 1 Starter

In three games against Pettitte this season, the Cardinals hit just .188 against the left-hander. The southpaw wasn't available for the 2004 NLCS, so he gives the Astros a weapon that wasn't available a year ago.

With Houston dispatching of Atlanta in just four games, Andy Pettitte will take the mound Wednesday in the opener of the National League Championship Series in St. Louis. The Astros' lefthander was in line to work Game 5 of the NLDS against the Braves, but Chris Burke's 18th-inning home run gave the Astros the Game 4 victory and the NLCS date with St. Louis for a second straight season... Recommended Stories

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