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Dallas Keuchel to return to starting rotation Friday

Keuchel, McHugh, and McCullers set for the weekend.

MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros are finally getting healthy in the starting rotation this weekend against the Detroit Tigers. Unlike the Houston bats.

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.

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.