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.
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