Red Sox vs. Tigers Probable Starting Pitchers – May 31

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The Detroit Tigers (28-28) visit the Boston Red Sox (28-29) for a road game in Boston on Friday. The game begins at 7:10 PM ET.

The Red Sox will give the ball to Tanner Houck (4-5, 1.90 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 5 on the season, and the Tigers will counter with Kenta Maeda (2-1, 5.80 ERA).

Red Sox vs. Tigers Pitcher Matchup and Game Info

  • When: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 7:10 PM ET
  • Where: Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
  • How to Watch on TV: Apple TV+
  • Probable Pitchers: Houck – BOS (4-5, 1.90 ERA) vs Maeda – DET (2-1, 5.80 ERA)
  • Red Sox vs. Tigers Odds

  • Red Sox to win: -167
  • Tigers to win: +141
  • Spread: Red Sox -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs
  • Red Sox vs. Tigers Pitcher Performance

    Houck Maeda
    11 GS 8
    4-5 W-L 2-1
    1.90 ERA 5.80
    71 IP 35.2
    13 BB 10
    69 SO 24

    Red Sox Probable Starting Pitcher: Tanner Houck

  • Houck gets the start for the Red Sox, his 12th of the season. He is 4-5 with a 1.90 ERA and 69 strikeouts through 71 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he tossed six innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • The 27-year-old has a 1.90 ERA and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 11 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .215 to opposing hitters.
  • Houck is looking to claim his third straight quality start in this outing.
  • Houck will try to go five or more innings for his 12th straight start. He’s averaging 6.5 innings per outing.
  • He has had four appearances this season in which he held his opponents to zero earned runs.
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    Tigers Probable Starting Pitcher: Kenta Maeda

  • Maeda (2-1) will take to the mound for the Tigers and make his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander did not allow a run in five innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • The 36-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with an ERA of 5.80, a 2.40 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.318.
  • He has earned a quality start two times in eight starts this season.
  • In eight starts this season, Maeda has lasted five or more innings five times, with an average of 4.4 innings per appearance.
  • He has two appearances this season with zero earned runs allowed out of his eight chances this season.
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