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

The Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals have both experience recent struggles, so the teams look get on track in this three-game series.

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 25:  Pitcher Lucas Harrell #64 of the Houston Astros throws against the Colorado Rockies at Minute Maid Park on September 25, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 25: Pitcher Lucas Harrell #64 of the Houston Astros throws against the Colorado Rockies at Minute Maid Park on September 25, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Coming off all the excitement of selecting the No. 1 overall pick in the MLB draft Monday night, Houston Astros fans can get ready to root against the St. Louis Cardinals as the two teams begin three-game series at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.

Both the Stros and Red Birds have struggled as of late, with Houston dropping eight of its last 10 games while St. Louis has seven of its last 10 games go in the other team's favor.

The Astros are 17-12 at home this season, so far. Which matches up well against the Cardinals' 15-16 road record. Lucas Harrell (4-4, 4.71 ERA) will take the mound for Houston, facing Jaime Garcia (3-3, 3.78 ERA) for St. Louis.

Here is a look at the game schedule:

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 5, 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park - Houston, Texas

TV: FoxSports (local affiliates)

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

Read more about the Astros at The Crawfish Boxes and for more on the Cardinals, check out Viva El Birdos. Head over to Baseball Nation to read additional news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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