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Astros Vs. Cardinals Series Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Houston Astros travel to St. Louis this week, hoping to turn around their struggles on the road under interim manager Tony DeFrancesco.

HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 19:  Interim manager Tony DeFrancesco #11 looks on from the dugout during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on August 19, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 19: Interim manager Tony DeFrancesco #11 looks on from the dugout during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Minute Maid Park on August 19, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Astros look to move on from a rough weekend, with interim manager Tony DeFrancesco looking to guide his team forward after another disastrous series loss, a three-game sweep at home at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Astros fired manager Brad Mills on Saturday, have won just seven games since July 1 and are on pace to once again secure the worst record in the MLB.

Houston travels to St. Louis to take on a Cardinals team fighting for one of two National League Wild Card spots and that now trails the Pittsburgh Pirates by two games for the final postseason berth. Houston is just 12-48 this season away from Minute Maid Park.

Probable starting pitchers:

Tuesday: RHP Lucas Harrel (10-8, 3.81) vs. RHP Adam Wainwright (11-10, 3.87); 7:15 p.m. CDT on FS Houston.

Wednesday: RHP Bud Norris (5-10, 5.23) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (12-2, 2.61); 7:15 p.m. CDT on FS Houston.

Thursday: LHP Dallas Keuchel (1-5, 4.99) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (12-9, 3.50); 12:45 p.m. CDT on FS Houston.

To find out more about the Astros, be sure to visit The Crawfish Boxes. For more on the Cardinals, be sure to check out Viva El Birdos. For all your MLB needs, visit Baseball Nation.

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