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Around the NL Central: Let's put Atlanta in the Rear View Mirror

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Jackie Robinson Day action:

Brewers 4 Braves 7

Astros 4 Marlins 5 (11 innings)

Cardinals 10 Cubs 3

Pirates 4 Giants 1

Reds 8 Nationals 5 (11 innings)

Standings:

W L GB Last 10

Streak

Cardinals 7 3 - 7-3 W2
Astros 4 5 2.5 4-5 L1
Reds 4 6 3.0 4-6 W1
Brewers 4 6 3.0 4-6 L4
Pirates 3 6 3.5 3-6 W1
Cubs 3 7 4.0 3-7 L2

On Tap:

The Milwaukee Brewers have an off day today before they begin a series against the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow night at Miller Park.

Houston moves on to the Nation's capital to begin a four game series against the Nationals. In the first game of the series the Astros will send Kyle Weiland (0-1) to the mound. Young phenom Steven Strausburg (1-0) will throw for the Nats. Game time in D.C. is 6:05 p.m. CDT.

The Cardinals have an off day before welcoming the Reds to St. Louis for a series beginning on Tuesday.

The Chicago Cubs are off as well today. They will head to Miami to face the Marlins in a series that gets underway with a game tomorrow night.

The Pirates move on to Phoenix for the next series on their opening road trip of the season to play a three game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In game one tomorrow at 8:40 p.m. CDT the Pirates will send Erik Bedard (0-2) to the mound. The Diamondbacks will counter with lefty Joe Saunders (0-0) who is looking for his first win on the season.

Cincinnati is off today before they head to St. Louis to begin a series against the Cardinals that will get under way tomorrow night.