Astros Vs. Diamondbacks Series Preview: Houston Takes Losing Streak To Arizona

HOUSTON - MAY 23: Pitcher Bud Norris #20 throws in the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park on May 23, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros take their road trip to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks in a weekend series.

Major League Baseball's worst team heads to Chase Field on Friday night to begin a three-game weekend series against the Diamondbacks. For the Astros, it's just another game against a team with more talent all around. The Diamondbacks may be one of the league's disappointments this season, but they still have enough to use the Astros as a springboard this weekend.

Arizona is coming off a disappointing loss to the Reds where the Diamondbacks held a six-run lead before watching Cincinnati score seven straight runs to beat them. The Diamondbacks can take comfort in knowing the likelihood of anything like that happening against the Astros this weekend is extraordinarily slim, since this Houston team is so offensively challenged, it was outscored by the Padres 17-8.

Take a look here at the probably starting pitchers for this series:

Friday: Bud Norris (5-7, 4.70 ERA) vs. Trevor Cahill (7-8, 3.71 ERA)

Saturday: J.A. Happ (7-9, 4.83 ERA) vs. Wade Miley (10-5, 3.13 ERA)

Sunday: Jordan Lyles (2-6, 5.29 ERA) vs. Josh Collmenter (1-2, 3.90 ERA)

Read more on the Astros at The Crawfish Boxes and SB Nation Houston. Head over to the AZ Snake Pit and SB Nation Arizona for more on the Diamondbacks. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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