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Cubs Vs. Astros Preview: Chicago Looks To Put An End To 6-Game Losing Streak

The Cubs begin a three-game set with Houston on Monday.

May 16, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza reacts during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
May 16, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza reacts during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

The Chicago Cubs head to Houston on Monday coming off a weekend sweep at the hands of the White Sox, which pushed the Cubs' losing streak to six games overall. The Cubs scored a total of six runs in three games against their crosstown rivals, and if they're going to turn the page and start the week off on a positive note, they're clearly going to need more help from the offense.

Matt Garza (2-1, 2.58 ERA) is scheduled to start on the mound for the Cubs in Game 1, while Bud Norris (3-1, 3.58) is set to start for Houston.

Related: Cubs Post Second Six-Game Losing Streak Of 2012

Game 1 Date & Time: Monday, May 21, 7:05 p.m. CT

TV: CSN-Chicago

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