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MLB Roundup: National League Central

With two months of the season behind us, disparity in the NL Central has already set in: several teams sit well below .500, as the Reds sit atop the division.


Jed Lowrie receives high fives from Brian Bogusevic and Carlos Lee after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Lowrie, Happ Lead Astros Past Brewers 4-0

Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer and J.A. Happ threw six sharp innings before three relievers completed the Houston Astros’ 4-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night.


Carlos Lee of the Houston Astros (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Lee Drives In 3 To Lead Astros Over Brewers 8-3

Houston starter Bud Norris spoke to manager Brad Mills before the season about being more consistent and pitching deeper into games this year.


Astros pitcher Bud Norris throws against the Nationals. (credit: Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Brewers-Astros Preview

On the verge of their longest losing streak of the season, the Houston Astros might be thankful that it’s Bud Norris‘ turn in the rotation.


Rickie Weeks (credit: Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Weeks Leads Brewers Over Astros, 9-6

Rickie Weeks capped a five-run sixth inning with a three-run homer – one of four Brewers’ homers in the game – and Randy Wolf picked up his first win of the season, as Milwaukee beat the Houston Astros 9-6 on Tuesday night.


Ryan Braun of the Brewers is congratulated by Corey Hart after scoring a run. (credit: Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Astros-Brewers Preview

A matchup with the Houston Astros was just what reigning NL MVP Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers needed to break out of their respective slumps.


Tom Verducci

Are the Astros in the same class as the Pirates?

A review of the Central Division in the National League