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Around the NL Central

Saturday's Action:

Brewers 2 Giants 5

Astros 8 Cardinals 2

Cubs 1 Dodgers 5

Pirates 3 Reds 2

Standings

Team W L GB Last 10 Streak
Cardinals 16 11 - 5-5 L3
Reds 13 13 2.5 6-4 L1
Astros 13 14 3.0 7-3 W5
Brewers 12 15 4.0 4-6 L1
Pirates 12 15 4.0 5-5 W1
Cubs 10 17 6.0 5-5 L1

News and Notes:

Astros:

Cardinals:

  • Lance Berkman's strained left calf is still not 100 percent and will keep the injured First baseman out of action through the weekend. Matt Carpenter and the recently returned Allen Craig will continue to fill in for the injured Berkman.

Cubs:

Pirates:

Reds:

On Tap:

The Brewers and Giants will wrap up their series in San Francisco today with a game featuring a strong pitching match up. Shaun Marcum (1-1) will start for the Crew and Matt Cain (1-2) will start for the Giants. Game time is set for 3:05 p.m. CDT.

The Astros will go for the sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in this afternoon's 1:05 p.m. CDT game. J.A. Happ (2-1) will make the start for Houston and Adam Wainwright (1-3) will start for St. Louis.

The Cubs and Dodgers will play the rubber game of their three game series today at 1:20 p.m. CDT. Travis Wood (0-0) will make his Cubs debut. He will be opposed by Aaron Harang (1-2) who will look to even his record for the Dodgers.

The Pirates and Reds will wrap up their series in Pittsburgh with today's 12:35 p.m. CDT game. Charlie Morton (1-2) will start for the Pirates and Mat Latos (1-2) will make the start for the Reds.