WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: Carlos Lee #45 of the Houston Astros scores in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Astros vs. Nationals: Houston Ends 4-Game Losing Streak With 11-4 Win

The Astros broke out of an offensive slump and ended a four-game losing streak with an 11-4 win Thursday night.

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Nationals Vs. Astros, Game 4: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Houston Astros will try to avoid a four-game sweep of the Washington Nationals Thursday, as they play the finale of a four-game series in the nation's capital. Bud Norris will start the contest for the 'Stros, who have lost seven of their last eight games, and opposes the Nats' Edwin Jackson.

Norris (0-0, 3.64 ERA) will try and help his team (4-8) avoid a second straight series sweep at the hands of a National League East Division foe. On Monday, Houston was swept in a three-game set to at the Miami Marlins.

On Wednesday, the Astros was clipped by the Nationals (10-3) by a score of 3-2. In the loss, outfield Travis Buck pulled up lame with a hamstring injury that pulled him out in the fourth inning and now forces him to be listed as day-to-day.

Buck is not expected to play in Thursday's game.

"It's pretty cold tonight, and I felt loose during the whole game," he said. "It just happened right when I swung, before I even got out of the box. I just felt it tighten and put an awkward swing, and just tried to run it out. Fortunately enough, we scored a run out of it."

If you'd like to catch the contest, here's the basic broadcast information:

Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Game Time: 6 p.m. CT

TV Schedule: Fox Sports HOU

Radio: KTRH 740

Pitching Match-Up: Bud Norris (HOU) vs. Edwin Jackson (WAS)

Read more about the Astros at the Crawfish Boxes. For more on the Nationals visit Federal Baseball.

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