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Dodgers Vs. Astros Game Preview: Chad Billingsley Starts For L.A.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to snap a two-game losing streak on Saturday night as they host the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium in the middle game of a three-game weekend series. The Dodgers have had five separate two-game losing streaks this season but have yet to lose three games in a row.

Chad Billingsley takes the mound for the Dodgers on Saturday, looking for his first win since April 11. After starting the season 2-0 after two starts, Billingsley has a 5.20 ERA in seven starts, including three losses.

Bud Norris, meanwhile, has given up just two runs in four May starts for the Astros, and has one all four games. With 58 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings this season, Norris is one of 11 National League starters with at least as many strikeouts as innings.

Despite Friday's 3-1 loss to Houston, the Dodgers are 19-5 at home this season, matching their best start ever at home. The 1947, 1974, and 1980 Dodgers also began their seasons 19-5 at home.

Elian Herrera, the Dodgers' 27-year old rookie, has a six-game hitting streak and is hitting .355/.394/.452 after roughly two weeks in the majors. Herrera has at least one hit in each of his seven starts.

Saturday night's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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