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Astros Vs. Cubs: Game 1 Preview, TV Info And More

The Astros head to Wrigley for a weekend series with the Cubs, as both teams are recovering from ugly losses earlier this week.

May 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie (4) celebrates a home run against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Cubs 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
May 21, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie (4) celebrates a home run against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Cubs 8-4. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Cubs and Astros are both nursing bruises after losing series finales in disappointing manners, and while Houston blew a ninth inning lead over the Padres to lose on Thursday, it doesn't quite compare to the 17-1 blowout the Mets handed Chicago on Wednesday.

Bud Norris will start for Houston after returning from the DL (left knee). He threw a bullpen session and had one rehab start in Triple-A Oklahoma City, and is looking for his first win since May 21. Last month Norris won four straight starts with a combined ERA of 0.35.

Date / Time: Friday, June 29, 1:20 p.m. CT

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

TV: Fox Sports Houston

Radio: KTRH 740, KLAT 1010

Probable Starters: Bud Norris (5-4) vs. Paul Maholm (4-6)

For more on the Houston Astros, check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Chicago Cubs news and info can be found at Bleed Cubbie Blue, and all you baseball news is available over at Baseball Nation.

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