Astros to face Cardinals in home opener

April 7, 2008 4:37:57 AM PDT
It's an exciting day for baseball fans. The Astros open their home schedule tonight.The Astros will take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park. The game starts at 6:05pm.

The Astros started the season on the road last week in San Diego. They were at Wrigley over the weekend, where they dropped two to the Cubbies while picking up one win.

The Astros started the season on a sour note, dropping 3 out of 4 to the Padres. The last time the Astros started the season on the road was 2000.

Today's opening day festivities start at 11am with the annual opening day street festival outside Minute Maid Park.

In the spirit of opening day, here are some fun food facts for Minute Maid Park. Today, fans are expected to wolf down 10,500 hot dogs, 6,000 bags of peanuts, 2,600 gallons of soda and use 18,000 pounds of ice.

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