The St. Louis Cardinals head to Houston for a crucial three game series on Monday against the Astros. The Cardinals hold a 2 1/2 game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for the final spot in the National League wild card race, coming off a series win over the Cubs in Chicago.
The Astros, meanwhile, have a firm hold on the worst record in baseball. Houston has won five of their last ten games, however, and are looking to rebound from a 8-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Probable pitchers for the series:
Sept. 24: Fernando Abad (0-5, 5.11) takes on Lance Lynn (16-7, 3.79) on Monday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. CT, with coverage on Fox Sports Houston.
Sept. 25: Lucas Harrell (10-10, 3.89) faces Jaime Garcia (5-7, 4.25) on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. CT, with coverage on Fox Sports Houston.
Sept. 26: Bud Norris (5-13, 5.05) takes the mound against Chris Carpenter (0-0, 3.60) on Wednesday. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. CT, with coverage on Fox Sports Houston.