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Astros Vs. Reds: Game 1 Preview, TV Info And More

The Astros' losing streak is at six games after a tough road trip, and now the first-place Reds show up at Minute Maid for a NL Central battle.

HOUSTON - MAY 22:  J.A. Happ #30 of the Houston Astros throws against the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on May 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - MAY 22: J.A. Happ #30 of the Houston Astros throws against the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on May 22, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Houston will return home and try and recover from a brutal week in Colorado, which extended their losing streak to six games. Things don't get easier, as the first-place Cincinnati Reds come to town, winners of nine of their last 12 games. J.A. Happ will get the start for Houston, and is coming off of a 10-strikeout performance in a loss to the Dodgers. Happ took the loss despite only giving up two runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.

The Astros will wear throwback jerseys during Friday night's game against the Reds, as part of "Flashback Fridays," and also induct pitcher J.R. Richard into the Astros Walk Of Fame.

Date / Time: Friday, June 1, 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters: J.A. Happ (4.37 ERA) vs. Mike Leake (1-5)

For more on the Houston Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Cincinnati Reds new and info can be found at Red Reporter, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

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