Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced that LHP Dallas Keuchel will make his first major league start since June 2. Keuchel will be followed by RHP Collin McHugh, and RHP Lance McCullers.
Astros weekend starters at Detroit:— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 26, 2017
Keuchel, 29, has been dealing with neck discomfort. Keuchel spent two trips on the DL with neck issues. Keuchel's first trip was for a pinched nerve on May 20.
Keuchel has returned to his Cy Young award form with a 9-0 record with a 1.67 ERA in 11 games.
Keuchel had two rehab starts before rejoining the Astros. On July 17, pitched three scoreless innings on July 17 with Double-A Corpus Christi. On July 22, he allowed one earned run on three hits over five innings with Single-A Tri-City.
McHugh is making his second start after coming off the DL, he allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Orioles.