Houston Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sunday Preview, TV Schedule And More

The Houston Astros will try to avoid being swept by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the two teams finish up a four-game series Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.

Lucas Harrell (7-7, 4.07 ERA) will be on the mound for the Astros, who will be looking to continue his recent run of form. Harrell has given up one earned run or less in five of his last six starts, but has gone only 1-1 over that stretch. Harrell was excellent in his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up only seven hits and one run in seven innings of work.

Pittsburgh will counter with James McDonald (10-4, 3.15 ERA), who had gone over a bit of a rough stretch over his last three starts. McDonald has given up at least four earned runs in those starts, including his last outing against the Chicago Cubs. McDonald gave up five hits and five runs in six innings in the Pirates 5-1 loss to the Cubs on July 24.

Check out the game schedule and broadcast information right here:

Date/Time: Friday, July 29, 1:05 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Online streaming: MLB.tv

Read more on the Astros at The Crawfish Boxes and SB Nation Houston. Head over to Bucs Dugout and SB Nation Pittsburgh for more on the Pirates. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball. Also, be sure to subscribe to the SB Nation Youtube Channel for video commentary.

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