On deck: Astros at Detroit Tigers
When where: Thursday and Friday at 6:10 p.m., Saturday at 3:10 p.m. and Sunday at 12:10 p.m. Comerica Park.
TV / radio: ATTSW; 790 AM and 1010 AM (Spanish).
Jugs: Thursday, RHP Luis Garcia (5-4, 2.82) vs. RHP José Ureña (2-7, 5.79); Friday, LHP Framber Valdez (4-0, 1.67) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (0-1, 7.11); Saturday, RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (4-1, 2.90) vs. RHP Casey Mize (4-4, 3.61); Sunday, RHP Jake Odorizzi (2-3, 4.75) vs. LHP Tarik Skubal (4-7, 4.33).
Astros (46-28) update: With a 10-game winning streak that has given them the best record in the American League, the Astros will attempt to undo a three-game sweep the Tigers suffered at Minute Maid Park earlier this season. … Michael Brantley rose to the top of the Major League hit list with an average of .356. Since he was struck off the injured list on June 8, he has hit .509 (28 for 55). … Yordan Alvarez’s 11th homer of the season gave him a record of 39 in his first 150 Astros games on Wednesday. Moises Alou reached 38 in his first 150 games with the team. Carlos Beltran and George Springer both reached 32 in their first 150 Astros games. … In his last two appearances together, Odorizzi has allowed two hits and one walk in nine goalless innings.
Tiger (32-42) update: Detroit has won three in a row, including a two-game interleague sweep from St. Louis to pull out of the AL Central basement under former Astros manager AJ Hinch. … Second baseman Jonathan Schoop hit his 10th homer in June on Wednesday, the most by a Tiger in a month since Justin Upton scored 11th in August 2017. In his last 30 games, Schoop scores .358 / .422.725 with 12 homers and 26 RBIs. … rookie outfielder Akil Baddoo has a hitting streak of 10 games. … With five homers this season, Miguel Cabrera is 492nd for his career, trailing Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff who are 28th all-time. … The 32-year-old reliever José Cisnero, who played 33 games for the Astros in 2013/14, did not allow a deserved run in 17 of his last 18 appearances and achieved a 0.50 ERA with 18 strikeouts during this period.