The Tigers will welcome the Astros to Comerica Park for a three-game series on Friday after an off-day for both teams following their respective series on the East Coast. Collin McHugh will take the hill for Houston, while Matt Boyd gets the nod for Detroit.
McHugh (7-6, 4.18 ERA) is looking for his first win against the Tigers. In three career starts facing Detroit, McHugh is 0-2 with a 3.72 ERA. He battled against the Angels for a 7-2 win his last time out, allowing six hits and three runs while whiffing six through six innings. The righty has markedly improved this month since a rocky start to the season. McHugh has posted a 2.66 ERA in four July starts, giving up just seven earned runs and two homers in that span.
Deesha Thosar is a reporter for MLB.com based in Boston. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.