The Houston Astros will attempt to win their first series in almost a month when they face the Cincinnati Reds in the rubber match of a three-game set Sunday afternoon. The Astros scored three in the ninth inning of Friday night's game off Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman to steal a two-run win, then dropped last night's game 5-1.
The Astros will send Edgar Gonzalez to the mound Sunday afternoon. Earlier this week, Gonzalez made his first major league start since 2008 in a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh, giving up just one earned run in 5 1/3 innings of work. The Astros last won a three-game series Aug. 10-12, when they took two of three from Milwaukee.
Cincinnati will rely on Cy Young candidate Johnny Cueto, who enters the game 17-7 on the year with a 2.58 ERA. This will be Cueto's first start against Houston since April 28, when he threw seven scoreless innings in a 6-0 Reds win.
First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. CT. Television coverage is available on Fox Sports Houston, with the radio broadcast on KTRH 740 and KLAT 1010.
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