May 14, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Houston Astros manager Brad Mills relives pitcher Lucas Harrell (64) during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies defeated the Astros 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Phillies Vs. Astros: Houston Wins Series At Minute Maid Park

The Houston Astros surprised the Philadelphia Phillies by winning three out of four games in their weekend series.

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Houston Astros Win 3 Of 4 Against Philadelphia Phillies

The Houston Astros won three out of four games against the Philadelphia Phillies and have a winning record so far in September.

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Astros Vs. Phillies Game Recap: Houston Rallies For 7-6 Win

Scott Moore and Carlos Corporan homered to pace Houston's offense, and the Astros rallied for a come-from-behind win over the cooling Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Moore hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the third to give Houston a 2-1 lead. Trailing 4-2 in the sixth, Corporan hit a solo homer. The Astros took the lead for good in the seventh on a two-run double by Justin Maxwell and an RBI single by Matt Dominguez. The Phillies scored two runs in the top of the eighth, but 7-6 was as close as they would get.

Wesley Wright picked up the win for the Astros. Wright pitched a perfect inning of relief and struck out one. Wilton Lopez eared his sixth save by allowing a walk and a hit in 1⅔ innings.

Antonio Bastardo took the loss for Philadelphia, giving up two runs -- one earned -- in a third of an inning. After winning eight of their first 10 games in September, the Phillies have now lost three of four.

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Astros Vs. Phillies: Lyles Will Face Halladay In Series Finale

The Phillies were riding a seven-game winning streak when they arrived in Houston for a weekend series with the Astros, but Houston has taken two of three to start the series as they look to spoil the Phillies' chances of grabbing the second NL wild card spot.

Houston will send Jordan Lyles to the mound on Sunday. The 21-year old is 4-11 with a 5.35 era for the season. Lyles had a nice outing on Tuesday, pitching five innings of scoreless ball.

The Phillies will counter with Roy Halladay. Halladay is 10-7 with a 4.01 era in the 2012 season, and he's been on a roll over the last several weeks. Halladay has recorded wins in each of his last four outings.

The game is set to begin at 1:05 p.m. CT from Tropicana field. It's the last time the two teams are scheduled to meet in 2012.

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage check out The Good Phight. Check out Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Astros Vs. Phillies Game Recap: Keuchel Gets A Win As Houston Take Third Game 5-0

Dallas Keuchel earned his first win since June on Saturday as the Astros bats got going early. Jose Altuve led off the game with a single, and Justin Maxwell homered to give Houston the early lead after the first inning of play.

The Astros would add another run in the second, and Keuchel would help his own cause in the fourth. He'd single to lead off the inning before a Brett Wallace ground rule double brought him home. J.D. Martinez would drive in the final Astros run of the game, bringing home Jason Castro in the sixth.

Keuchel finally got a win, but he didn't look great doing it. He went 5.1 innings, allowing five hits and walking four. He wouldn't strike out any batters, but he wouldn't allow any runs either. Mickey Storey, Xavier Cedeno, Hector Ambriz and Wesley Wright were excellent out of the bullpen, allowing only three more baserunners in their 3.2 innings of relief work.

The Astros and Phillies will conclude the four game series on Sunday, as Roy Halladay pitches for the Phillies against Jordan Lyles of the Astros. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m CT.

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage check out The Good Phight. Check out Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Astros Vs. Phillies Lineups: Houston Shuffles Outfield

The Houston Astros will try to take the third game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday afternoon. Dallas Keuchel is getting the start for the Astros, but at 1-7 the offense will need to back him up with a big game. Keuchel has not earned a win since back on June 23.

The Astros are shuffle their outfield by putting Fernando Martinez at right field, Justin Maxwell moves to centerfield after playing left field on Friday night. J.D. Martinez is back in the lineup at left field and is batting eighth.

Astros lineup:
1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Fernando Martinez RF
3. Brett Wallace 1B
4. Justin Maxwell CF
5. Jed Lowrie SS
6. Matt Dominguez 3B
7. Jason Castro C
8. J.D. Martinez LF
9. Dallas Keuchel P

Phillies lineup:
1. Jimmy Rollins SS
2. Kevin Frandsen 3B
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. John Mayberry CF
6. Ty Wigginton LF
7. Domonic Brown RF
8. Erik Kratz C
9. Kyle Kendrick P

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage, do check outThe Good Phight. For all things Houston, stay updated at SB Nation Houston. Check outBaseball Nation and SB Nation's YouTube Channel for more on Major League Baseball, as well:

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Phillies Vs. Astros: Houston Tries To Bounce Back Against Philadelphia

The Houston Astros resume their four-game weekend series with the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday evening when the two teams meet at Minute Maid Park.

After snapping Philadelphia's six-game winning streak to open the series on Thursday, the Astros were overwhelmed by the Phillies' offense on Friday in a 12-6 loss.

Houston expects to start left-hander Dallas Keuchel (1-7, 5.35 ERA) on the mound in the third game. Keuchel has not won a game in his last four starts, including a no decision in his last start against Chicago when he gave up six hits and one run in four innings.

Philadelphia will counter with right-hander Kyle Kendrick (9-10, 3.83 ERA) who has been strong of late for the Phillies. Kendrick is 5-1 in his last six starts, including a win in his last outing against Miami. He pitched seven innings while giving up just two hits, one run and striking out eight Marlins.

The game is scheduled to start at 6:05 p.m. CT.

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage, do check out The Good Phight. For all things Houston, stay updated at SB Nation Houston. Check out Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Astros Vs. Phillies Game Recap: Philadelphia Defeats Houston 12-6

The Houston Astros were unable to make it two in a row against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, losing 12-6 Friday night. The Phillies bats dominated the Astros pitching staff, scoring 12 runs on 16 hits.

The Phillies jumped to an early lead with a four-run first inning, and the Astros never recovered. The Astros trailed 7-4 in the 5th inning following center fielder Justin Maxwell's solo home run, but the Phillies expanded their lead with two runs in the 7th and three more in the 8th.

Maxwell scored again in the 8th, coming home from second on a wild pitch by Philadelphia's Justin De Fratus, and Jose Altuve scored in the 9th on a throwing error by Kevin Frandsen, but the Astros couldn't put together any additional offense.

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage check out The Good Phight. Check out Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Astros Vs. Phillies Lineups: Houston Shakes Up Batting Order

The Houston Astros are attempting to win the second game of their series against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Houston is making a few lineup changes on Friday. Brandon Barnes is going to bat second and play center field over Fernando Martinez, who got the start Thursday night.

Justin Maxwell is switching from center field to left field, but he will still be batting fourth. Chris Snyder is back behind the plate after getting Thursday night off. Matt Downs earned the nod at right field and he will bat seventh.

Astros lineup:
1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Brandon Barnes CF
3. Brett Wallace 1B
4. Justin Maxwell LF
5. Jed Lowrie SS
6. Matt Dominguez 3B
7. Matt Downs RF
8. Chris Snyder C
9. Edgar Gonzalez P

Phillies lineup:
1. Jimmy Rollins SS
2. Juan Pierre LF
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. Carlos Ruiz C
6. Domonic Brown RF
7. John Mayberry CF
8. Kevin Frandsen 3B
9. Cole Hamels P

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage, do check out The Good Phight. For all things Houston, stay updated at SB Nation Houston. Check out Baseball Nation for more news and notes from around the Major Leagues.

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Phillies Vs. Astros: Houston Looks to Avoid 100th Loss of Season Against Philadelphia

The Houston Astros will look to bounce back from Thursday night's defeat when they host the Philadelphia Phillies Friday evening at Minute Maid Park. The Astros lost the first game of their four-game series with the Phillies Thursday, dropping the team to 45-99. A loss in Friday's game would mean a second consecutive 100-loss season for the Astros.

Houston will turn to pitcher Edgar Gonzalez, who has been excellent since receiving a September call-up to the big league club. Gonzalez has won each of his two starts, throwing 10 2/3 combined innings and allowing just 2 earned runs. Gonzalez made his major league debut in 2003 and has shuttled between the majors and minors ever since, spending most of this season in the Pacific Coast League.

Philadelphia will hand the ball to southpaw Cole Hamels, who comes in at 14-6 with a 3.03 ERA. Hamels has not lost a start since August 2. Friday will be Hamels' first start of the season against Houston.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm CT. Television coverage will be available on Fox Sports Houston, with radio coverage broadcast on KTRH 740 and KLAT 1010.

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage, do check out The Good Phight. For all things Houston, stay updated at SB Nation Houston. Check out Baseball Nation and SB Nation's YouTube Channel for more on Major League Baseball, as well:

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Astros Vs. Phillies Final Score: Houston Rally To Defeat Philadelphia

The Houston Astros scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4. Shortstop Jed Lowrie started the Astros comeback when he came to the plate as a pinch hitter where he hit a RBI double to give the Astros a 5-4 lead. The final run came when outfielder Brandon Barnes hit a RBI single to extend the Astros lead by two.

The Astros starting pitcher Lucas Harrell had a rough start where he allowed three runs, four overall, in just 5.2 innings pitched. Once Harrell left the game the Astros relief pitchers did not allow a run the rest of the way. The win went to Wesley Wright who pitched part of the eighth inning where he allowed a hit, a walk and struck out a batter.

Wilton Lopez earned his fifth save of the season by pitching the ninth inning where he continued the streak of not allowing the Phillies to cross the plate.

For more on the Astros, go visit The Crawfish Boxes as well as SB Nation Houston. and for more Phillies coverage, do go check out The Good Phight. Make sure to go check out Baseball Nation for more on Major League Baseball.

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Astros Vs. Phillies: Lineups For Thursday Evening

Minute Maid Park will host the Phillies and Astros on Thursday night as the two teams begin a four-game series. Kicking off the series, Lucas Harrell of the Astros will take on Tyler Cloyd of the Phillies.

Here are the lineups for Thursday night's match between the Phillies and Astros:

Houston Astros:

1. Jose Altuve 2B
2. Fernando Martinez LF
3. Brett Wallace 1B
4. Justin Maxwell CF
5. Jason Castro C
6. Matt Dominguez 3B
7. Jimmy Paredes RF
8. Tyler Greene SS
9. Lucas Harrell P

Philadelphia Phillies:

1. Jimmy Rollins SS
2. Juan Pierre LF
3. Chase Utley 2B
4. Ryan Howard 1B
5. John Mayberry CF
6. Domonic Brown RF
7. Kevin Frandsen 3B
8. Erik Kratz C
9. Tyler Cloyd P

For more on the Astros, visit The Crawfish Boxes, and for Phillies coverage, do check out The Good Phight. For all things Houston, stay updated at SB Nation Houston. Check out Baseball Nation and SB Nation's YouTube Channel for more on Major League Baseball, as well:

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Phillies Vs. Astros: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Philadelphia Phillies will continue their postseason push when they begin a four-game series against the Houston Astros on Thursday.

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