The Houston Astros continue their first road trip of the 2012 season on Saturday night, as they take on the Miami Marlins in the second game of a three game set.
Bud Norris (0-0, 2.57 ERA) draws the start for the Astros, who will look to build on his strong start against the Rockies. Despite receiving a no-decision, Norris pitched admirably, lasting seven innings while giving up two runs on four hits. Norris struck out eight and walked three in the eventual 3-2 win for Houston.
Houston's offense will face off against a familiar foe in Carlos Zambrano (0-0, 6.00 ERA). The start will mark Zambrano's first at home since being traded from Chicago to Miami over the offseason. In his lone start this year, Zambrano gave up four runs on four in six innings against the Reds, while walking two and striking out six. Like Norris, Zambrano received a no-decision in his first and only start this year.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT. Televised coverage can be found on Fox Sports Houston, as well as Fox Sports Florida. The game will be available via MLB.tv as well.
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