On Deck: Houston Astros @ Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers (24-17) start a four game set against the Houston Astros (27-14). This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. The Tigers did lose twice to a terrible Milwaukee Brewers team in the last series, but were still able to scrounge up a victory against them in the last game  5-2.

The Tigers now sit 2.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals for 1st place in the American League Central Divison.

The Tigers will have a tough test against the surprising AL West leading Astros who are stacked with young power.

The player to watch for the Astros is by far Jose Altuve who won last year’s batting title. Altuve is currently batting .319 on the season. He is a threat also defensively which is something the Tigers will have to pay attention to for all four games.

Tigers/Astros History

  • The Tigers are 10-4 against the Astros since they moved to the AL in 2013.
  • The Tigers edged the Astros in the season series 4-3 last year.
  • Detroit has never lost a season series against Houston.
  • Detroit has never been shutout by the Astros, while the Tigers have shutout Houston four times.

Probable Pitching Match-ups:

Game 1: Scott Feldman (3-4, 5.06 ERA) vs. David Price ( 3-1, 3.40 ERA)

Game 2: Collin McHugh ( 5-1, 4.09 ERA) vs. Alfredo Simon (4-2, 3.04 ERA)

Game 3: Lance McCullers (0-0, 1.93 ERA) vs. Kyle Lobstein ( 3-4, 4.29 ERA)

Game 4: Roberto Hernandez ( 2-3, 3.99 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (3-5, 5.60 ERA)

TV/Radio Schedule 

Game 1: Thursday, May 21st @ 1:08 PM ET; FSD/97.1 The Ticket

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Game 2: Friday, May 22nd @ 7:08 PM ET; FSD/97.1 The Ticket

Game 3: Saturday, May 23rd @ 4:08 PM ET; FSD/97.1 The Ticket

Game 4: Sunday, May 24th @ 1:08 PM ET; FSD/97.1 The Ticket

 

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