When the Astros take the field at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, it will be the last time they do so as members of the National League. Houston wraps up the season with six road games before making the transition to the American League West next season after more than 50 years playing in the NL. The move comes following Jim Crane's purchase of the organization, and it gives each division in Major League Baseball five teams. Wednesday also marks the final game for Milo Hamilton, who has been the primary voice of the Astros since 1987. A part of the Houston radio broadcast since 1985, Hamilton began announcing mostly home games in 2006, and he won't join the broadcast for the final six road games of the season. Audio for Wednesday's game will be streamed live in a free, national broadcast on MLB.com. Cardinals: Freese likely out for series finale
For the second game in a row, the Cardinals likely will be without the services of David Freese. Freese rolled his ankle in the indoor batting cage on Monday, and he sat out Tuesday's game. He skipped batting practice and worked out his arms during his pregame workouts, saying he's "not going to push it at all." The 29-year-old third baseman is batting .296 this season, with 79 RBIs and 20 home runs. "I would think I'm going to miss [Wednesday]," Freese said. "I think that's a realistic guess. Then have the off-day and get back out on Friday, hopefully." Worth noting
The Cardinals will be looking for their 11th straight win over the Astros in the teams' last game as NL opponents. The Astros head into their final home game of the season at 6-6 in their last 12 contests at Minute Maid Park.