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Astros Vs. Nationals: Houston Welcomes NL East Leader To Minute Maid

The Houston Astros are looking for their fourth win since the All-Star break.

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 23: Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros throws against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park on June 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 23: Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros throws against the Cleveland Indians at Minute Maid Park on June 23, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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The Houston Astros haven't won two games in a series since June 27. They'll have four chances to get a win this week when they host the Washington Nationals.

The series begins on Monday as Dallas Keuchel (1-4, 5.77 ERA) takes on Edwin Jackson (6-7, 3.57 ERA). Keuchel has allowed at least five runs in his last three starts.

The second game of the series pins Jordan Lyles (2-8, 5.95 ERA) against Ross Detwiler (6-4, 3.02 ERA). While Lyles has struggled all season, he has a 3.99 ERA at home.

Wednesday's game features Armando Galarraga (0-1, 5.23 ERA) against Gio Gonzalez (13-6, 3.44 ERA). Galarraga has yet to win in two starts since being promoted from the minor leagues.

The series finale will feature Lucas Harrell (9-7, 3.98 ERA) and Jordan Zimmerman (8-6, 2.45 ERA). Harrell is the only Astros pitcher with a win since the All-Star break.

The Astros enter the series with a 36-73 record.

For more on this series check out check out the Astros blog The Crawfish Boxes. For more information on the team in the other clubhouse, the SBNation Nationals blog Federal Baseball. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball, check out the MLB Hub on SBNation.com.

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