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Around the NL Central

Thursday's Action:

Standings:

W L GB Last 10

Streak

Cardinals 9 4 - 7-3 L1
Brewers 6 7 3.0 5-5 L1
Pirates 5 7 3.5 4-6 W2
Reds 5 8 4.0 3-7 W1
Astros 5 8 4.0 3-7 W1
Cubs 3 10 6.0 2-8 L5

On Tap:

The Brewers welcome the Rockies to Miller Park for a three game weekend series beginning tonight with a game set for 7:10 p.m. CDT. Shaun Marcum (1-1) and Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) are the scheduled starters.

The Dodgers move on from Milwaukee for Houston to begin a series against the Astros. J.A. Happ (1-0) will start for Houston and Ted Lilly (1-0) will take the hill for Los Angeles. Game time in Houston is set for 7:05 p.m. CDT.

The Cardinals and Pirates meet for the first time in 2012 beginning a series in Pittsburgh tonight at 6:05 p.m. CDT. Lance Lynn (2-0) looks to continue his good start for the Cards and Charlie Morton (0-0) will make his second start of the year for the Pirates.

The Cubs return to Wrigley Field and will begin a weekend series with the Reds with an afternoon game set for 1:20 p.m. CDT. Chris Volstad (0-1) will take the hill for the Cubs and Homer Bailey (0-2) will get the ball for Cincinnati.