Following the loss, the Brewers' faint hopes of catching the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card race are down to their last strike. One more loss by the Brewers or one more win by the Cardinals will officially eliminate Milwaukee.
The Brewers expect to start right-hander Marco Estrada (4-7, 3.87 ERA) on the mound. In Estrada's last start against the Brewers he gave up seven hits and four runs in four innings but took a no decision in the 6-5 Astros' win.
Houston will try to win their third consecutive game and end Milwaukee's playoff dreams with lefty Dallas Keuchel (3-7, 4.66 ERA) starting on the mound. Keuchel is 0-1 in two starts against the Brewers earlier this season but has won his last two starts heading into tonight's game.
The game is scheduled to start from Miller Park at 6:10 p.m. CT with radio coverage on KTRH 740, KLAT 1010 (Spanish) and no local television coverage.