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Astros-Marlins: That’s Five in a Row

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The Astros played last night. And I have some good news: the Astros actually had a lead for two innings; they were up 1-0 after two. And more good news: the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Chicago Cubs.

But there’s far more bad news. The Astros lost their fifth straight game. This time by the score of 8-1. The offense was shut down. Again. This time getting only four hits. And the loss dropped the Astros to five games behind the wild card leader, which isn’t Milwaukee, but is instead the New York Mets. The Florida Marlins are tied with the Astros, both at five games behind New York, and the St. Louis Cardinals won last night and are now only one game behind the Astros, and six games behind New York.

More bad news: Lance Berkman is zero for his last 23 at-bats – though he did account for last night’s only RBI – and he’s only seven for 47 this month at the plate.

The Astros, at 80-72 for the season, are now off to Pittsburgh for three games. They have Monday off, and they will then finish the season in Houston, playing three games against the Reds, three games against the Braves, and if needed, one against the Cubs. – John Royal

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