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Cardinals Vs. Astros Preview: Can Lance Lynn Keep St. Louis Over .500

The St. Louis Cardinals (29-28) still haven't dropped below .500 in the 2012 season, and with their win on Wednesday the Cards are safe for another two days at least, so de facto staff ace Lance Lynn (8-2, 2.63 ERA) can focus on claiming a series win against the Houston Astros on Thursday. J.A. Happ (4-5, 4.31 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros, who still boast a very respectable 18-13 record at Minute Maid Park. As for the Cardinals, they are just 3-6 on their road trip going into the finale of their 10-game road excursion.

Here is the game information for Thursday:

Game Date & Time: Thursday, June 7, 7:05 p.m. CT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

TV: Fox Sports Midwest

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more coverage of this series, head over to Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and Astros blog Crawfish Boxes. For more general baseball coverage, head over to Baseball Nation.