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Astros Vs. Rockies: Rare Doubleheader Kicks Off Series

Houston and Colorado will play two games at Coors Field on Memorial Day.

May 23, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee (45) hits a double against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE
May 23, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee (45) hits a double against the Chicago Cubs during the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

It used to be a normal occurrence in the MLB, but now it just seems odd: the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies will play a scheduled day-night doubleheader on Monday.

The first game will see the Astros send Wandy Rodriguez to the mound. He threw six-and-one-third scoreless innings against Colorado on April 6 in his first start. Opposing him will be Juan Nicasio, who in his first start on April 8, allowed just one run over seven innings.

The nightcap figures to be more of a slugfest as Jordan Lyles faces off against Alex White, both of which sport an ERA above five. Carlos Lee has a home run and five RBI against White in five career at-bats.

GAME ONE

Game Date/Time: Monday, May 28, 2:10 p.m CT

Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

Pitching matchup: Wandy Rodriguez (4-4, 2.14 ERA) vs. Juan Nicasio (2-2, 4.83 ERA)

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

GAME TWO

Game Date/Time: Monday, May 28, 7:10 p.m CT

Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado

Pitching matchup: Jordan Lyles (0-1, 5.29 ERA) vs. Alex White (1-3, 5.32 ERA)

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

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