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Astros Vs. Brewers: Houston Looks For Second Straight Win

Two of the National League's coldest teams prepare for a three-game series in Milwaukee.

HOUSTON - APRIL 27:  Pitcher Bud Norris #20 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON - APRIL 27: Pitcher Bud Norris #20 of the Houston Astros throws in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Minute Maid Park on April 27, 2010 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Astros have not won back-to-back games since June 27, when they took two in a row from the San Diego Padres. They will try to match that when they face another struggling team, the Milwaukee Brewers, on Monday. The Brewers have won one of their last 10 games.

The series kicks off with Bud Norris (5-8, 5.05 ERA) taking the mound against Marco Estrada (0-4, 4.52 ERA). Neither pitcher has won a game since May 21.

Norris won his last start against the Brewers, when he gave up one run over seven innings for a victory on May 16.

Estrada has never started against Houston but has faced the Astros six times in relief. Only one Astro, J.D. Martinez, has ever had an RBI against Estrada.

First pitch will be schedule for 7:10 CT and the game can be seen on Fox Sports Houston.

For more on the Houston Astros, check out From The Crawfish Boxes. Milwaukee Brewers news and notes can be found at Brew Crew Ball, and all your MLB news is available at Baseball Nation.

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