Astros Vs. Braves: Houston Plays A Weekend At Turner Field

The Astros are going to try to avoid another sweep when they begin a three-game series against the Braves on Friday.

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Astros Vs. Braves Final Score: Houston Drops Series Finale 6-1

The Houston Astros wrapped up their three-game series in Atlanta with a 6-1 loss to the Braves on Sunday. The Astros have not won consecutive games in over a month.

The Braves jumped out to an early 1-0 on a solo home run by backup catcher David Ross. Houston tied the game in the sixth on a one out double by Justin Maxwell off of Atlanta reliever Corey Gearrin. However, the Braves answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the inning off of starter Bud Norris.

Norris lost for the eighth consecutive time and drops to 5-9 on the season after allowing seven hits and four runs in six innings of work. Jonny Venters picks up the win for the Braves while allowing a hit and retiring two batters. Venters got pinch hitter J.D. Martinez to ground out with the bases loaded in the sixth to get Atlanta out of a jam.

Brett Wallace and Jason Maxwell had two hits each for the Astros. Chipper Jones, Freddie Freeman and David Ross had two hits apiece for the Braves.

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Astros Vs. Braves Sunday Lineups: J.D. Martinez Out Of Lineup

The Houston Astros look to win consecutive games for the first time in over a month on Sunday when they close out a three-game series in Atlanta against the Braves. The Astros will juggle their lineup on Sunday with Steve Pearce in for J.D. Martinez in left field along with Brian Bogusevic in right over Ben Francisco.

Here is a look at the full lineups for Sunday' series finale between the Braves and the Astros:

Atlanta Braves

1. Michael Bourn CF
2. Martin Prado LF
3. Jason Heyward RF
4. Chipper Jones 3B
5. Freddie Freeman 1B
6. Dan Uggla 2B
7. David Ross C
8. Paul Janish SS
9. Kris Medlen P

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Marwin Gonzalez SS
3. Brett Wallace 1B
4. Justin Maxwell CF
5. Scott Moore 3B
6. Steve Pearce LF
7. Brian Bogusevic RF
8. Carlos Corporan C
9. Bud Norris P

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Astros Vs. Braves Sunday Time, TV, Radio Info And More

The Houston Astros are looking for consecutive wins for the first time in over a month as they wrap up their three-game set with the Braves in Atlanta. Houston's 3-2 win on Saturday was just the second win in the Astros' last 25 road games. Sunday's starter Bud Norris will be looking to snap a personal seven game losing streak when he takes the mound against the Braves.

Norris is 5-8 on the season with a 5.02 ERA but did leave his last start with the lead before the Astros bullpen faltered late. He will be opposed on the mound by Atlanta's Kris Medlen who is making his second start of the season for the Braves and is 2-1 with a 2.43 ERA.

Game Date/Time: Sunday, August 5, 12:35 p.m. CT

Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

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Astros Vs. Braves Final Score: Justin Maxwell Hits A Pair Of Home Runs In Win Over Atlanta

Houston Astros centerfielder Justin Maxwell single handedly defeated the Atlanta Braves as he went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs, three RBI's and two runs. Both home runs came off of Paul Maholm who was making his first start for the Atlanta Braves since being traded from the Chicago Cubs.

With the score 2-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Braves were able to tie the game at Dan Uggla hit a two-RBI single off of Lucas Harrell. Maxwell's second home run came in the following inning and proved to be the game winners.

Outside of the two-RBI single that Harrell allowed, he pitched well as he allowed only four total hits and struck out five to improve his record to 9-7.

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Astros Vs. Braves Lineup: Justin Maxwell Is Back At Centerfield

The Houston Astros are hoping that sending Lucas Harrell to the mound to pitch agains the Atlanta Braves can result in a rare win for the Astros. Harrell has been one of the few bright spots for the Astros and since the All-Star break he has had four starts with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 1.82.

The Astros have Justin Maxwell back in the starting lineup where he will bat fifth and play centerfield, plus Matt Downs is returning to third base and will bat seventh.

Starting pitcher Paul Maholm is making his first start since he was traded to the Braves from the Chicago Cubs just before the deadline.

Astros lineup:
1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Marwin Gonzalez SS
3. Ben Francisco RF
4. Brett Wallace 1B
5. Justin Maxwell CF
6. J.D. Martinez LF
7. Matt Downs 3B
8. Chris Snyder C
9. Lucas Harrell P

Braves lineup:
1. Michael Bourn CF
2. Martin Prado LF
3. Jason Heyward RF
4. Chipper Jones 3B
5. Freddie Freeman 1B
6. Brian McCann C
7. Dan Uggla 2B
8. Paul Janish SS
9. Paul Maholm P

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Astros Vs. Braves Preview: Houston Will Try To Snap Their Four-Game Losing Streak

The Houston Astros opened a three-game weekend set in Atlanta at Turner Field against the Braves on Friday night and fell by a final score of 4-1, stretching their losing streak to four consecutive games.

They'll try and get back on the winning track on Saturday night against the Braves newly acquired pitcher, Paul Maholm who will be making his Braves debut.

Right-hander rookie pitcher Lucas Harrell will get the start on the mound for the Astros on Saturday night who had a solid July as he put up an ERA of 3.03 in five starts. Harrell leads the National League in innings pitched by a rookie and became the only rookie in the NL to pitch a shutout on June 27th against the San Diego Padres.

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Astros Vs. Braves Final Score: Houston Offense Falls Flat, Loses 4-1 To Atlanta

The Astros bats were held in check by Atlanta Braves staring pitcher Tim Hudson who allowed four hits and no earned runs in 7.1 innings pitched. The 4-1 win for Hudson allowed him to stay undefeated at 5-0 against the Astros in his career. The only run for the Astros came in the sixth inning when J.D. Martinez grounded out to third base but he was able to knock in Ben Francisco.

Astros starting pitcher Armando Galarraga only lasted 5.1 innings and gave up all four runs, walked seven and four hits. This was Galarraga's second start of the season and he struggled in his five-plus innings of work where he through 112 pitches.

The loss for the Astros gave them a 3-29 record over their past 32 games, and this current losing stretch is the worst for the Astros in 50 years.

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Astros Acquire Pitcher Garrett Mock From Red Sox

The Houston Astros made another trade when they acquired former Houston Cougar pitcher Garrett Mock from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later. Mock will immediately report to the Astros Triple-A Oklahoma City.

While with the Red Sox organization this past season, Mock was with their Triple-A affiliate Pawtucket he had 35 appearances with an ERA of 3.33. The Astros were able to land Mock after the July 31 non-waivers trade deadline because he was a non-40-man roster player.

Mock does have major league experience where he played from 2008-10 with the Washington Nationals and during that time he pitched 135.2 innings pitched with an ERA of 5.17.

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Francisco Cordero Placed On DL With Right Foot Inflammation

Struggling Astros closer Francisco Cordero will be able to get some rest, albeit because of an injury.

Houston placed Cordero on the DL before Friday's game with right foot inflammation.

Since coming to the Astros from the Blue Jays two weeks ago, Cordero has allowed 11 earned runs in five innings with three blown saves and losses. He had a 5.77 ERA in 41 games with the Blue Jays before coming over. Storey has posted a 3.05 ERA in 38 games for Triple-A Oklahoma.

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Astros Vs. Braves Lineup Adjustment: Ben Francisco Will Play In RF, Steve Pearce Out

There has been an adjustment to the Astros lineup in their series opener against the Braves on Friday at Turner Field. Instead of Steve Pearce, Houston will have Ben Francisco in right field and batting in the same spot, according to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle.

Francisco has played in 11 games for the Astros since being traded in July from the Toronto Blue Jays. In his 29 at-bats as an Astro, Francisco is hitting .276 and has struck out seven times while walking just once.

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Astros Vs. Braves: Friday's Lineups Announced

The Astros have lost 18 of their last 20 games since the All-Star break and head to Atlanta for a three-game series beginning Friday night. The teams last met in the second series of the year, when the Braves won two of three in Houston. Lineups for Friday's series-opener have been announced.

Here is the Astros lineup:

1. Jose Altuve 2B

2. Marwin Gonzalez SS

3. Steve Pearce RF

4. Brett Wallace 1B

5. J.D. Martinez LF

6. Scott Moore 3B

7. Carlos Corporan C

8. Jordan Schafer CF

9. Armando Galarraga P

Here is the Braves lineup:

1. Michael Bourn CF

2. Martin Prado LF

3. Jason Heyward RF

4. Chipper Jones 3B

5. Freddie Freeman 1B

6. Brian McCann C

7. Dan Uggla 2B

8. Paul Janish SS

9. Tim Hudson P

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Houston Astros Trades: Team Acquires Pitchers Garrett Mock & Chris Devenski

The Astros are still trying to shake things up with their pitching staff. Zachary Levine at the Houston Chronicle reported on Friday that Houston traded for Garrett Mock, a homegrown product who went to North Shore High School and the University of Houston. The Stros acquired Mock from the Boston Red Sox for future considerations.

Just a of couple hours later, Levine informed the Twitter world that RHP Chris Devenski will be the "player to be announced" from the trade that sent Brett Myers to the Chicago White Sox.

Mock, 29, has pitched only 135 2/3 innings in three MLB seasons - all with the Washington Nationals from 2008-10. Devenski has a 3.83 ERA in 44 2/3 innings pitched in his last 10 games for the Class A Kannapolis Intimidators this season. He's struck out 36 batters and walked 14.

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Astros Vs. Braves: Friday Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Astros will head to Turner Field in Atlanta for a three-game series against the Braves, who are trying to catch Washington in the NL East. Houston will start the series with Armando Galarraga, who is making his second start after being called up from the minors. Galarraga went five innings and gave up two runs and five hits in a no decision against the Pirates. The series also marks a homecoming for the Astros' Jordan Schafer, who spent six years with the Braves organization before being traded to Houston as part the Michael Bourn deal.

Date / Time: Friday, August 3, 6:10 p.m. CT

Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters:

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Astros Vs. Braves: Schedule Doesn't Get Easier For Houston

The Astros are going to try to avoid another sweep when they begin a three-game series against the Braves on Friday.

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