The Astros broke a four-game losing streak by thumping the Miwaukee Brewers 8-3 in the first game of their series, and did so by finally scoring runs. The eight runs Wednesday matched the total for the four previous losses combined, while the Brewers have only scored six total runs in their last three losses.
Carlos Lee is the man of the moment in Houston's lineup. After a 3-for-4 night on Wednesday, he's hitting 10-for-17 (.588) in his last four games. He's now averaging .305, and has become the heart of the Astros' offense.
Date / Time: Thursday, May 17, 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 (2-3) vs. Shaun Marcum (2-1)