Astros Vs. Cubs Preview: Chris Volstad Looking To End His Losing Streak

The Chicago Cubs were able to pick up a solid 7-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night in the first outing of their three-game series, but a win in their second game of the series might be a bit harder to come by considering it's Chris Volstad's turn to start.

Volstad has been trotted out as a starter 11 times for the Cubs this season and, unfortunately, all he has to show for it is an 0-8 record to go with his 6.94 ERA. The righty has history on his side for Tuesday's outing, though, as his last Major League win happened to come against the Astros ... although it happened on July 10, 2011 when he was still a pitcher for the Marlins.

The Astros will put Lucas Harrell, the NL's leader in innings pitched this season, on the mound when it's Chicago's turn to go to the plate. Harrell and Volstad have the same amount of losses this season, though the former's record is a much more appeasing 9-8 after 23 starts so far.

For those planning to be in attendance (or watch at home on CSN), first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this series, visit Cubs blog Bleed Cubbie Blue and Astros blog Crawfish Boxes. And for more news and notes from around baseball, check out Baseball Nation.

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