Red Sox vs. Tigers Probable Starting Pitchers Today – May 31

The Boston Red Sox (28-29) host the Detroit Tigers (28-28) at 7:10 PM ET on Friday.

The Red Sox will give the nod 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).

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Red Sox vs. Tigers Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Venue: Fenway Park
  • Live Stream: Fubo
  • Probable Pitchers: Houck – BOS (4-5, 1.90 ERA) vs Maeda – DET (2-1, 5.80 ERA)

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Red Sox Probable Starting Pitcher Today: Tanner Houck

  • Houck (4-5) will take the mound for the Red Sox, his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed seven hits in six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 1.90 ERA this season with 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.6 walks per nine across 11 games.
  • He’s looking to extend his two-game quality start streak.
  • Houck will look to finish five or more innings for the 12th start in a row.
  • He has made 11 appearances and finished four of them without allowing an earned run.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 27-year-old ranks fourth in ERA (1.90), 11th in WHIP (.986), and 33rd in K/9 (8.7).

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Tigers Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Kenta Maeda

  • Maeda makes the start for the Tigers, his ninth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 5.80 ERA and 24 strikeouts through 35 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays, when he went five scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • The 36-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.80, with 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season. Opponents are hitting .264 against him.
  • Maeda is trying to pick up his third quality start of the year in this game.
  • Maeda will try to secure his sixth outing of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 4.4 innings per appearance.
  • In two of his eight total appearances this season he has not surrendered an earned run.

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