Astros Vs. Cubs Preview: Chicago Welcomes Houston To Wrigley Field

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 8: Alfonso Soriano #12 of the Chicago Cubs slides but can't make the catch on a double hit by Chris Denorfia #13 of the San Diego Padres as Starlin Castro #13, left, looks on during the eighth inning of of a baseball game at Petco Park on August 8, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

The Cubs continue their homestand on Monday.

The Chicago Cubs have lost three games in a row, but they'll have a good opportunity to snap that streak when they begin a series against the Houston Astros on Monday night.

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The Astros are just 11-46 on the road this season, and have won just five of their last 30 games overall. Houston ranks 14th in the NL in runs scored and OPS, and 15th in ERA.

Jeff Samardzija (7-10, 4.21 ERA) is scheduled to start on the mound for Chicago in Monday night's game, while Armando Galarraga (0-2, 4.70) is expected to pitch for Houston.

Game Date & Time: Monday, Aug. 13, 7:05 p.m. CT

TV: CSN+

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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