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Can Kyle Kendrick figure out the Houston Astros and stop the Rockies' slide?

Apollo 13 is on AMC right now, so I feel like I should make a "Houston, we have a problem" joke. But I won't. Classier than that.

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The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last seven and dropped back to eight games below .500, so they really need to get a win tonight. Kyle Kendrick will try to accomplish that against the Houston Astros. The Astros pummeled Rockies pitching in the two game set in Houston, so now it's time to get some Rocky Mountain revenge.

The A-lineup is out tonight (such as it is, with Morneau and Dickerson hurt). With newly signed short stop and number three overall pick Brendan Rodgers in the house tonight, there was no way Troy Tulowitzki would take the night off. He'll be looking to show off in front of the 18 year old who might be manning his position in a few years.

Brett Oberholtzer will toe the slab for the Astros. In four starts the 25 year old has a 2.25 ERA. He has been a low strikeout pitcher in his young major league career. In prior years he has limited walks, but in 2015 he has struggled a bit, allowing over four per nine innings.

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<th align="left">HOUSTON ASTROS</th>
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<tr><td class="td-last td-name">George Springer - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Charlie Blackmon - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Carlos Correa - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jose Altuve - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Troy Tulowitzki - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Preston Tucker - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Carlos Gonzalez - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Chris Carter - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Luis Valbuena - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Wilin Rosario - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jake Marisnick - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Nick Hundley - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jason Castro - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Brandon Barnes - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Brett Oberholtzer - LHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Kyle Kendrick - RHP</td></tr></tbody>
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