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Around the NL Central: Back on Track

Monday's Action:

Brewers 7 Cubs 5

Cardinals 7 Reds 1

Astros 8 Braves 3

News and Notes:

St. Louis Cardinals:

Cincinnati Reds:

Chicago Cubs:

Houston Astros:

Pittsburgh Pirates:

NL Central Standings:

W L GB Last 10 Streak
Cardinals 4 1 - 4-1 W2
Astros 3 1 0.5 3-1 W3
Pirates 2 1 1.0 2-1 W2
Reds 2 2 1.5 2-2 L1
Brewers 2 2 1.5 2-2 W1
Cubs 1 3 2.5 1-3 L1

Tuesday's Tap:

The Brewers and Cubs continue their series at Wrigley Field in another night game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. CDT. Chris Narveson and new Cub Paul Maholm are the scheduled starters.

The Pirates are in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers in the opener at Dodger Stadium. Kevin Correia has the difficult task of facing Clayton Kershaw who will take the hill for LA. Game time is set for 3:10 p.m. CDT.

Kyle Lohse looks to replicate his first start of the year against the Reds in Cincinnati. Mike Leake will attempt to cool down the red-hot Cardinal bats. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CDT.

Houston will attempt to win their fourth straight against Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves. Kyle Weiland will take the mound for the Astros in a game that is set to get underway at 7:05 p.m. CDT.