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Around the NL Central: Thursday Wrap

Thursday's Games:

Brewers 0 Astros 4

Cardinals 5 Giants 7

Cubs 7 Phillies 8

Pirates 5 Nationals 3

Reds 4 Mets 9


Team W L GB Last 10 Streak
Cardinals 22 16 - 5-5 L1
Reds 19 18 2.5 5-5 L1
Pirates 18 20 4.0 6-4 W1
Astros 17 21 5.0 4-6 W2
Brewers 16 22 6.0 4-6 L2
Cubs 15 23 7.0 4-6 L3

On Tap:

The Brewers return from Houston to Milwaukee to begin their interleague schedule against the Minnesota Twins tonight at 7:10p.m. CDT. Marco Estrada (0-2) will start for the Crew. Young lefty Scott Diamond (2-0) will start for the Twins looking to continue his early success. Diamond hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 14 innings.

The Astros welcome the Rangers to Minute Maid Park tonight at 7:05 p.m. CDT. Wandy Rodriguez (3-3) will make the start for Houston. Neftali Felix (3-1) will start for Texas.

The Cardinals continue their west coast trip in Los Angeles against the Dodgers tonight at 9:10 p.m. CDT. Lance Lynn (6-1) and Ted Lilly (5-0) meet in what looks to be a pitchers duel in LA.

The Cubs and White Sox meet this afternoon at 1:20 p.m. CDT in Wrigley Field. Jeff Samardzija (4-1) will start for the Cubs. Phil Humber (1-2) will take the mound for the White Sox.

The Pirates and Tigers begin their series tonight in Detroit at 6:05 p.m. CDT. Charlie Morton (2-3) and the rest of the Pirates struggling offense will have trouble getting back on track against Justin Verlander (4-1) who will start for the Tigers.

The Reds move from Queens the the Bronx to take on the Yankees tonight at 6:05 p.m. CDT. Bronson Arroyo (2-1) will start for Cincinnati. Andy Pettitte (0-1) will start for New York.