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Astros Vs. Mets: Bud Norris Looks To Get On Track For Houston

A win on Monday against the New York Mets could take the Houston Astros out of last place in the NL Central.

HOUSTON - APRIL 27:  Pitcher Bud Norris #20 throws against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - APRIL 27: Pitcher Bud Norris #20 throws against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Astros will try to end April on a high note as they welcome the New York Mets into town. Despite low expectations this season for both teams, the Mets are 13-9 and sit a game out of first place in the NL East.

Struggling right-hander Bud Norris takes the hill for Houston after allowing seven runs to Milwaukee in his last start. Norris has made four prior starts against the Mets and is 1-1 with a 4.85 ERA.

Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will oppose Norris on the mound. Dickey will be happy if Carlos Lee remains out with an injury as the outfielder is 8-for-21 with a home run against Dickey in his career.

Date / Time: Monday, April 30, 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters: Bud Norris (1-1, 5.84 ERA) vs. R.A. Dickey (3-1, 4.44 ERA)

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