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Saturday, July 26 (All times eastern)

Miami Marlins (49-53) at Houston Astros (42-61), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Miami - Tom Koehler (6-7, 3.85) Houston - Jarred Cosart (9-6, 4.23)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Jarred Cosart tries to get himself right on Saturday when the Houston Astros continue a three-game series with the Miami Marlins at Minute Maid Park.

Cosart has been as consistent a starter the woeful Astros have had this year, throwing at least five innings in all but one of his starts. However, he's allowed 14 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings in his last three outings and is 9-6 on the year with a 4.23 ERA.

The 24-year-old righty, who has never faced the Marlins, did not get a decision on Sunday in Chicago, as the White Sox reached him for four runs (3 earned) and seven hits in five innings of his team's 11-7 win.

"I was hoping to go six or seven even after the first; just come out and have some quick innings," Cosart said. "But it's baseball. I got a lot of ground balls. Obviously I didn't get the results and didn't go as long as I wanted to, but I thought I made some good adjustments to start the second half that I can only build off of and get better."

With a win on Saturday Cosart would become the first Astros pitcher to 10 wins since Lucas Harrell won 11 in 2012. No one on the staff had more than seven victories a season ago.

Houston is 11-8 in his starts this season.

Miami, meanwhile, will counter with righty Tom Koehler, who will be trying for his first win since July 2. Koehler did not get a decision on Monday in Atlanta, but pitched well, surrendering one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-1 win.

He is 6-7 overall on the year with a 3.85 ERA.

In Friday's opener, Jeff Mathis stroked a two-run double during the seventh inning and Brad Hand tossed 7 1/3 effective innings as Miami topped the Astros, 2-0. Donovan Solano and Giancarlo Stanton both supplied two hits for the Marlins, who have won five of their last six games.

Hand (2-2) allowed just three hits and two walks with four strikeouts to earn his second straight victory.

"That was a tremendous effort by Brad tonight," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He was pounding the strike zone and was in complete control of the game."

Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Gregorio Petit accounted for the Astros' three hits and starter Dallas Keuchel (9-7) gave up just two unearned runs on nine hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in Houston's third straight defeat.

"I don't think I lost it. I just think there were some bad breaks," said Keuchel. "I think I've been pitching well. It's just that the results haven't been there."

This is the first series between the teams since 2012, when Houston was still a member of the National League.

07/26 10:20:10 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st
ORL 15
CHA 18
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
1st OT
HOU 102
CLE 100
 
1st
ORL 15
CHA 18
 
1st
BOS 24
GSW 16
 
1st
IND 13
PHI 7
 
1st
SAC 11
POR 18
 
6:30pm Tonight
LAL
OKC
8:00pm Tonight
DEN
NOP
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
 
2nd
MON 56
SIENA 55
 
6:30pm Tonight
WAKE
PITT
7:00pm Tonight
STAN
OREG
7:30pm Tonight
OSU
PURD
8:30pm Tonight
COL
ARST
9:30pm Tonight
UCLA
WASU
3rd
WIN 4
LOS 1
 
2nd
PIT 3
CLB 1
 
2nd
FLA 2
TAM 1
 
7:00pm Tonight
WAS
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
VAN
STL