Posted July 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Houston Astros are on the verge of the longest single-season road losing streak in franchise history but might have a favorable matchup in their attempt to avoid that dubious feat. The Astros defeated San Diego Padres right-hander Kip Wells in his return to the majors last month and will try to record another win over the Houston native on Monday night. A 3-2 loss to San Francisco on Sunday was Houston's 13th in a row away from home, and matched losing streaks from June 1990 and April 1969. "We want to fix this road thing we have going on," third baseman Chris Johnson told the team's website. "There is still time for us to turn it around. We have to start playing better baseball on the road and figure out how to win these close games." The Astros (33-56) have batted .202 and been outscored 70-33 while losing 13 of 14 overall, a stretch that began with a 7-3 home loss to San Diego (36-54) on June 28. Houston had won two of the first three games in that series, including a 5-...
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