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Around the NL Central: Twice as Nice for Brewers

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Monday's Action:

Brewers 7 Cubs 4

Cardinals 3 Reds 1

Pirates 1 Dodgers 2

Astros 4 Braves 6

News and Notes:

St. Louis Cardinals:

Cincinnati Reds:

Pittsburgh Pirates:

Chicago Cubs:

Houston Astros:

Here are your updated NL Central standings:

W L GB Last 10 Streak
Cardinals 5 1 - 5-1 W3
Astros 3 2 1.5 3-2 L1
Brewers 3 2 1.5 3-2 W2
Pirates 2 2 2.0 2-2 L1
Reds 2 3 2.5 2-3 L2
Cubs 1 4 3.5 1-4 L2

On Tap:

The Brewers will send Yovani Gallardo to the mound hoping he has a better outing than that of opening day. The Cubs will counter with Ryan Dempster in the game at Wrigley Field which is scheduled to start at 1:20 p.m. CDT.

Jamie Garcia and the Cardinals look to sweep away the Reds in the series finale at Great American Ballpark. Johnny Cueto will attempt to tame the Cardinals' bats. Game time is set for 11:35 a.m. CDT.

The Astros send Wandy Rodriguez to the hill against Randall Delgado and the Atlanta Braves looking win their second consecutive series to begin the year. The game in Houston is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CDT.

The Pirates continue their series against the Dodgers at 9:10 p.m. CDT. Erik Bedard is scheduled to take the mound for Pittsburgh opposite Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley.