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Astros Vs. Pirates: Game Preview, TV Info And More

Following an off day, the Astros start a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road Friday night. Houston's 2-1 after a break this season.

HOUSTON,TX-MAY 05 : Bud Norris #20 of the Houston Astros throws against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 5, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON,TX-MAY 05 : Bud Norris #20 of the Houston Astros throws against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 5, 2012 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Houston will hit the road after a day off, starting a three-game series with division rival Pittsburgh on Friday. Bud Norris will get the start for the Astros, with 4.58 ERA this season. In his last start, Norris threw six innings of three-hit ball against the Cardinals, allowing one unearned run. But against Pittsburgh, Norris has struggled, going 3-4 with a 4.04 ERA in eight starts.

Manager Brad Mills told MLB.com that he'll keep J.D. Martinez out of the lineup in left field a few more days, and that Travis Buck and Justin Maxwell ill get the at-bats.

Date / Time: Friday, May 11, 6:05 pm CT

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters: Bud Norris (2-1) vs. James McDonald (2-1)

For more on the Houston Astros, be sure to check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Pittsburgh Pirates news and info can be found at Bucs Dugout, and all your MLB news is over at Baseball Nation.

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