Houston Astros (91-50, first in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (53-87, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Tuesday, 6:40 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros: Hunter Brown (1-0, .00 ERA, .67 WHIP, five strikeouts); Tigers: Drew Hutchison (2-7, 4.08 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 56 strikeouts)
LINE: Astros -221, Tigers +180; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers aim to end their three-game home slide with a win over the Houston Astros.
Detroit is 28-41 in home games and 53-87 overall. The Tigers are 40-19 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Houston has a 91-50 record overall and a 44-28 record on the road. Astros hitters have a collective .419 slugging percentage to rank third in the AL.
The matchup Tuesday is the sixth time these teams square off this season. The Astros have a 5-0 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez has 25 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 55 RBI for the Tigers. Eric Haase is 12-for-28 with four doubles, three home runs and four RBI over the last 10 games.
Yordan Alvarez is third on the Astros with 54 extra base hits (20 doubles, two triples and 32 home runs). Kyle Tucker is 9-for-39 with a double, three home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-6, .252 batting average, 5.13 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Astros: 7-3, .245 batting average, 1.94 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Austin Meadows: 60-Day IL (mental health), Miguel Cabrera: 10-Day IL (biceps), Rony Garcia: 60-Day IL (biceps), Tarik Skubal: 60-Day IL (arm), Beau Brieske: 60-Day IL (forearm), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Astros: Justin Verlander: 15-Day IL (calf), Aledmys Diaz: 10-Day IL (groin), Michael Brantley: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Jason Castro: 60-Day IL (knee), Blake Taylor: 60-Day IL (elbow), Josh James: 60-Day IL (lat)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.