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Giants Vs. Astros: Matt Cain Hopes To Change Fate At Minute Maid Park

The San Francisco Giants visit the Houston Astros on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, with Matt Cain looking to channel his recent success at a park he hasn't had much at previously.

Cain (13-5, 2.83 ERA) takes the hill eyeing his fourth straight victory. He is 2-0 with a 0.59 ERA in two outings against the Astros this year, including his perfecto on June 13. Unfortunately he is 0-2 with a 7.27 ERA in three career starts at Minute Maid, something he'll look to change on Tuesday.

Houston will counter with right-hander Bud Norris (5-11, 5.19), who has gone 0-10 with a 6.78 ERA over his last 14 starts. He's fallen to San Francisco twice during that stretch, including a 3-2 loss on July 15, another meeting which he faced Cain.

Two players that could do some damage this evening are Buster Posey and Hunter Pence. Posey went 3-4 against Norris earlier this season and is 8-18 with a homer and four RBIs versus the Astros in 2012. Hunter Pence is 4-9 with two homers against his former team this season, though came earlier in the year while still with Philadelphia.

First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.

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