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Diamondbacks series preview: Houston has a problem

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May 20, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) are congratulated by right fielder Brandon Drury (27) after scoring during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
May 20, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb (22) and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (44) are congratulated by right fielder Brandon Drury (27) after scoring during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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On the Diamondbacks side, it will be interesting to see if Escobar can reclaim his former star-prospect status in his first extended stay in the majors. Keep an eye on him. On the offensive side, Jake Lamb currently has a seven-game hitting streak– which puts him just 50 games away from breaking Joe DiMaggio’s record.

As for the Astros, Jose Altuve has been just about the only Astro who has lived up to expectations this year. He’s batting a rollicking  .323/.403/.547 while leading the AL in steals with 15. And as always, Carlos Correa will be someone to watch for the Astros. He’s been somewhat of a disappointment so far, but keep in mind the fact that he’s 21 years old. He will be just fine.

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