Colorado (22-46) at Houston (29-39)

Sunny Currently: Houston, TX, US
Temp: 74° F
  • Game info: 8:05 pm EDT Tue Jun 21, 2005
  • TV: FSRM, FSSW
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The Houston Astros are clawing their way back to respectability.

The Astros will try for another series win when they resume their three-game set with the visiting Colorado Rockies.

The Astros pounded the Rockies 7-0 in Monday’s series opener for their fifth shutout of the season. Lance Berkman homered and Jason Lane doubled in a pair of runs for the Astros, who took two of three from Kansas City over the weekend.

Houston has won five of its last seven series, with its only losses coming June 3-5 when it dropped two of three to NL Central-leading St. Louis and June 13-15 when it was swept in three games by Baltimore, the top team in the AL East.

“We’ve just got to keep trying to keep winning two out of three and try to climb back to .500 by the All-Star break and see what happens,” second baseman Craig Biggio said.

The Astros have a good shot at picking up another series win. On Tuesday, they’ll square off against Jamey Wright, who is 0-10 with a 7.59 ERA in 15 career appearances, including 14 starts, against the Astros.

Preston Wilson had two hits and Garrett Atkins and Desi Relaford each doubled Monday for the Rockies, who have lost three straight and six of seven.

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J. Wright LAD vs. W. Rodríguez HOU
8-16 Record 10-10
5.46 ERA 5.53
101 K 80
81 BB 53
1.65 WHIP 1.46