HOUSTON,TX-MAY 05 : Bud Norris #20 of the Houston Astros throws against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 5, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Following an off day, the Astros start a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road Friday night. Houston's 2-1 after a break this season.
Houston will hit the road after a day off, starting a three-game series with division rival Pittsburgh on Friday. Bud Norris will get the start for the Astros, with 4.58 ERA this season. In his last start, Norris threw six innings of three-hit ball against the Cardinals, allowing one unearned run. But against Pittsburgh, Norris has struggled, going 3-4 with a 4.04 ERA in eight starts.
Manager Brad Mills told MLB.com that he'll keep J.D. Martinez out of the lineup in left field a few more days, and that Travis Buck and Justin Maxwell ill get the at-bats.
Date / Time: Friday, May 11, 6:05 pm CT
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: Fox Sports Houston
Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010
Probable Starters: Bud Norris (2-1) vs. James McDonald (2-1)
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