HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 13: Pitcher J.A. Happ #30 throws in the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Minute Maid Park on September 13, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Astros vs. Braves: Houston Wins Third Straight Game With 8-3 Win Over Atlanta

The Astros moved to 3-1 on the season with Monday's win over the Braves.

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Astros Vs. Braves: Lineups For Game 2 Released

The Houston Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves last night in Minute Maid Park by a score of 8-3 for their third-straight win. They are set to host the winless Braves again tonight at 8:05 p.m. (ET) where they will attempt to take the three-game series early. The lineups for game two have been released and according to the Baseball Press, they are:


1. Jordan Schafer (L) CF
2. Jose Altuve (R) 2B
3. J.D. Martinez (R) LF
4. Carlos Lee (R) 1B
5. Brian Bogusevic (L) RF
6. Chris Johnson (R) 3B
7. Chris Snyder (R) C
8. Marwin Gonzalez (S) SS
9. Kyle Weiland (L) P


1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Martin Prado (R) LF
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Brian McCann (L) C
5. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
6. Chipper Jones (S) 3B
7. Jason Heyward (L) RF
8. Tyler Pastornicky (R) SS
9. Tommy Hanson (R) P

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Astros Vs. Braves, Game 2: Preview, TV Info And More

The Houston Astros are rolling and the Atlanta Braves are reeling right now, and the Stros look to take advantage of that on Tuesday in their second game of a three-game series against Atlanta.

For Houston, Monday's 8-3 win was the third straight victory after dropping the opening day game to the Colorado Rockies. The early success comes as a pleasant surprise to Astros fans who could not have been expecting much from their team this season. At the very least, the Stros have shown an effort that could possibly make them competitive, at least for some amount of time this season. Listen to this podcast from The Crawfish Boxes for more insight on what the Astros are doing.

Here is a look at the game time and television schedule:

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 10 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park Houston, TX

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Online streaming: MLB.tv

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Astros Vs. Braves: Houston Wins Third Straight Game

With Monday's 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Houston Astros are two games above .500 for the first time since July 28, 2009.

J.A. Happ gave up three earned runs over six innings, picking up the win. At the plate, shortstop Marwin Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Travis Buck went 1-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Out of the bullpen, Wesley Wright, Fernando Rodriguez and David Carpenter combined to give up one hit over three innings to secure the win.

The Braves held a 3-0 lead before Buck hit a two-out double to score two runs in the bottom of the third. Carlos Lee then singled to score Buck and tie the game. The next inning, the pitcher Happ singled in a run to give the Astros the lead, which they would not give up. Houston scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to break the game open.

Last season, the Astros' longest winning-streak was four games, which they accomplished three times. Houston will look to match that five games into the 2012 season on Tuesday.

For more on this game, Astros fans can check out The Crawfish Boxes and Braves fans can visit Talking Chop. For more MLB news and notes head over to Baseball Nation.


Astros Vs. Braves: Starting Lineups Announced

The Astros have just announced the starting lineup for their Monday night matchup against Atlanta, in which J.A. Happ will oppose Brandon Beachy.

Houston's order is as follow:

1. Jordan Schafer, center field, L

2. Jose Altuve, second base, R

3. Travis Buck, left field, L

4. Carlos Lee, first base, R

5. Brian Bogusevic, right field, L

6. Chris Johnson, third base, R

7. Jason Castro, catcher, L

8. Marwin Gonzalez, shortstop, S

9. J.A. Happ, pitcher, L

The Astros seek to improve to 3-1, after taking each of the final two contests in their season-opening series against Colorado.

The Braves, meanwhile, enter tonight's action without a win, having being swept by the Mets in their initial series of the season.

For more on this game Astros fans should check out The Crawfish Boxes and Braves fans should visit Talking Chop. For more MLB news and notes head over to Baseball Nation.


Astros vs. Braves: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Astros will look to improve their record to 3-1 against the winless Braves.

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