The Chicago Cubs will attempt to continue their winning streak against the Houston Astros tonight and further pad the 11 game cushion separating the North Siders from the deep basement at the bottom of baseball that Houston currently calls home. Five straight wins is within reach for the Cubs.
Chicago sends Justin Germano (2-6, 6.95) to the hill, a midseason acquisition from the Red Sox. Jordan Lyles (3-11, 5.55) starts for the Astros.
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