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Around the NL Central: Saturday Roundup

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Friday's Games:

Brewers 8 Cubs 2

Astros 2 Pirates 5

Cardinals 2 Braves 7

Reds 1 Nationals 2

Standings:

Team W L GB Last 10 Streak
Cardinals 20 13 - 5-5 L2
Reds 16 16 3.5 5-5 L2
Astros 15 18 5.0 6-4 L1
Brewers 15 18 5.0 4-6 W2
Pirates 15 18 5.0 5-5 W1
Cubs 13 20 7.0 5-5 L2

On Tap:

The Brewers look to weep the Cubs with a win in the series finale this afternoon at Miller Park. Marco Estrada (0-2) will start for Milwaukee against Jeff Samardzija (4-1) and the Cubs. Game time in Milwaukee is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. CDT.

The Astros and Pirates wrap up their series in Pittsburgh with today's game scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. CDT. Wandy Rodriguez (3-3) and A.J. Burnett (1-2) are the scheduled starters.

The Cardinals and braves will also finish up their series this afternoon. Lance Lynn (6-0) will start for the Cards looking to continue his unbeaten streak to begin his big league career. Tommy Hanson (3-3) will counter for the Braves. Game time is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. CDT.

In Cincinnati the Reds and Nationals will finish their series with today's 12:10 p.m. CDT game. Bronson Arroyo (2-1) and Edwin Jackson (1-1) are the scheduled starters.