DENVER, CO - AUGUST 23: Starting pitcher Bud Norris #20 of the Houston Astros works the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 23, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Astros vs. Rockies: Houston Takes Opening Series Against Colorado With 3-2 Win On Sunday

The Houston Astros scored two runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 and win their season opening series.

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Astros Vs. Rockies Final Score: Houston Takes Opening Series With 3-2 Win

The Houston Astros improved to 2-1 on the season and take the opening series of the 2012 season with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Colorado struck first in the game against Houston starter Bud Norris getting a fourth inning home run from catcher Wilin Rosario to make the score 2-0. Houston answered back in the fourth with a run of its own on a deep double off the bat of Carlos Lee that scored Jose Altuve.

The score would remain 2-1 until the eighth when the Astros tied the game thanks to a throwing error by Jordan Pacheco that tied the game at 2-2. Brian Bogusevic followed with an RBI single to right to give Houston its first lead of the game 3-2.

Norris gets a no-decision after pitching seven innings and allowing two runs and four hits. He struck out eight while only walking two. Wilton Lopez picks up the win and Brett Myers gets his first save of the season.

Juan Nicasio made his return to the mound for the first time since being struck in the face with a line drive last August. Nicasio lasted seven innings allowing one run and five hits while striking out four. Rex Brothers gets saddled with the loss after he allowed three hits in two-thirds of an inning and allowing two unearned runs in the eighth.

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

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Astros Vs. Rockies Game 3 Starting Lineups

Bud Norris will take his turn on the mound as the Astros go for an opening series win over the Colorado Rockies. Both Jordan Schafer and J.D. Martinez homered in Houston's 7-3 win on Saturday. Martinez is followed by Carlos Lee who has a homer and two RBIs in the series.

Michael Cuddyer and Troy Tulowitzki are off to good starts in the series for the Rockies against the Astros. Cuddyer has four hits in eight at bats and Tulowitzke has a couple of hits including a homer and three RBIs.

Houston:

1. Jordan Schafer CF
2. Jose Altuve 2B
3. J.D. Martinez LF
4. Carlos Lee 1B
5. Brian Bogusevic RF
6. Chris Johnson 3B
7. Jason Castro C
8. Marwin Gonzalez SS
9. Bud Norris P

Rockies:

1. Tyler Colvin CF
2. Jordan Pacheco 3B
3. Carlos Gonzalez LF
4. Troy Tulowitzki SS
5. Jason Giambi 1B
6. Michael Cuddyer RF
7. Wilin Rosario C
8. Jonathan Herrera 2B
9. Juan Nicasio

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

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Astros Vs. Rockies Game 3 Time, TV, Radio Info And More

The Houston Astros will turn to Bud Norris to pitch the rubber game of its opening series against the Colorado Rockies. Houston dropped its season opener 5-3 on Friday but bounced back on Saturday with a 7-3 win.

Norris finished 6-11 with a 3.77 ERA in 31 starts last season for the Astros. He will be opposed by Colorado's Juan Nicasio who will be making his first start in about eight months after he was hit in the head with a line drive. Nicasio suffered a fractured skull and a broken vertebrae in his neck but has battled back to be in position to pitch on Sunday.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, April 8, 2:05 p.m. ET

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

Pitching Matchup: Bud Norris (0-0) vs. Juan Nicasio (0-0)

TV: Fox Sports Southwest

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Streaming: MLB.tv

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

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Astros Vs. Rockies Final Score: Houston Spoils Jamie Moyer's Start, Win 7-3

The big story in Saturday's game was the that the Colorado Rockies was that they were starting 49-year-old Jamie Moyer. However, that did not go well as the Astros were able to score four runs off of Moyer in his five innings of work which included two home runs to win 7-3.

Jordan Schafer led of the game with a home run off of Moyer, and the other one was a two-run blast by J.D. Martinez which put the Astros up 3-0 in the fourth inning. The Astros were able to score a run in each of the fourth through eighth innings to lead 7-1 heading into the ninth inning.

Lucas Harrell pitched seven scoreless innings for the win while striking out four and allowing only three hits.

For updates on the Astros, head to Crawfish Boxes, and for updates on the Rockies go to Purple row and SB Nation Denver. Also, for all the baseball updates that you can handle, head on over to Baseball Nation.

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

After a 5-3 opening day loss, the Houston Astros are looking to even things up at home against the Colorado Rockies.

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