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Lyles To Make Debut Tonight

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The Astros will hand the ball to their best pitching prospect tonight as Jordan Lyles makes his major league debut against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  Lyles is stepping in to the rotation for Wandy Rodriguez, who’s on the disabled list with a sore elbow. 

Lyles, a 20-year old right hander, was the 38th overall pick in the 2008 draft, less than three years ago.  After an extended look with the big league club in spring training this year, Lyles was sent to the minors to start the season.  He was 3-3 with a 3.20 ERA in ten starts at AAA Oklahoma City before getting the call to join the team in Chicago this weekend.

The Cubs send Carlos Zambrano (5-2, 4.59 ERA) to the mound in the second game of this three game series.  The veteran right-hander faced the Astros on April 13 at Minute Maid Park, picking up a win despite giving up five runs in that start. 

The Astros beat the Cubs 12-7 in the series opener Monday – snapping a three game losing skid.  Hunter Pence, Jeff Keppinger, J. R. Towles and Clint Barmes all hit homeruns.  It was the first time the Astros hit four homeruns in a game since they did it against the Pirates on July 7, 2010.

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