The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros will begin a three-game series when they clash at Comerica Park in Detroit on Monday night. Houston has won five in a row and eight of its last nine. The Tigers, who recently split four contests against Minnesota, have not won two straight since April 23.

Blastoff!

Behind red-hot outfielder George Springer, the Astros will try to continue their impressive offensive surge when they open a three-game series at Detroit on Monday. Springer went 5-for-5 with two home runs, four RBIs, and five runs scored in Sunday’s 15-5 rout of Texas. That marked Houston’s fifth consecutive win and their eighth in the last nine overall. Alex Bregman also went deep twice for Houston, which established season highs in runs and hits (18).

Right-hander Brad Peacock (3-2, 4.30 ERA) is taking the mound for Houston on Monday. Peacock elected to work out of the windup in his most recent start for the first time since 2016 and came out of it with outstanding results, limiting the Royals to three hits in seven scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts. He gave up seven runs in just 3.2 innings in his previous outing at Minnesota. The 31-year-old has a 2.38 ERA in five career matchups (three starts) against the Tigers.

Boyd is balling

The Tigers are at the other end of the spectrum when it comes to power with an American League-low 32 homers, but they got two of them in Sunday’s 5-3 win at Minnesota to gain a split of a four-game set. Nicholas Castellanos left the yard once during a 3-for-4 effor, while Miguel Cabrera added an RBI single.

Matthew Boyd (4-2, 2.86 ERA) will oppose Peacock on Monday. The left-hander has been incredibly consistent over the past month or more, posting seven consecutive quality starts after allowing a run and three hits in a win over the Angels last Wednesday. He has 63 strikeouts and just 36 hits allowed in 50.1 innings on the season.

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