Posted August 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
It's hard to believe the Houston Astros are playing better than anybody, but that may be the case in comparison to their next opponent. The Chicago Cubs have dropped 11 of 12 as they start a three-game set Monday night against the Astros, who arrive in Wrigley Field after capturing a series for the first time since June. Houston (38-78) has dropped 24 of 26 on the road, where it is 11-46. The Astros, however, took two of three at home from Milwaukee over the weekend to win a series for the first time since June 22-24 over Cleveland. "This is a positive change, winning two of three,'' shortstop Marwin Gonzalez said. "We hope it's an awakening for the team and that we continue to see positive results." Chicago (44-69), meanwhile, has lost three straight after Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Cincinnati. The Cubs have been outscored 60-31 during this 12-game stretch that began close to the trade deadline. This is the third series between these clubs, which...
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