The stage is set for an exciting MLB matchup on May 12, 2024, as the Houston Astros visit Comerica Park to take on the Detroit Tigers, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:40 PM under a mostly clear sky.

Leading the charge for the Astros will be pitcher Justin Verlander, who carries a 4.433 ERA into the game. His counterpart from the Tigers, Jack Flaherty, will take the mound with a commendable 3.857 ERA.

Looking at the standings in the 2024 AL West Division, the Astros are currently 13th with a 14-24 record, a winning percentage of .370. They are 4th in their division with an even 5-5 record in divisional games. The Astros have shown some recent positive momentum, winning 5 of their last 10 games and are riding a winning streak of two games. Their performance splits show a 7-12 record both at home and on the road, and they have struggled more during the day with a 4-10 record as opposed to nighttime games where they have won 10 games. They have scored 167 runs this season while allowing 195.

The Tigers stand at 8th in the AL Central Division with a balanced 19-19 record, equaling a .500 winning percentage. They are 4th in the division based on their 10-6 record in divisional matchups. Having won 3 of their last 10 games, the Tigers are looking to reverse a current two-game slide. Their home record stands at 8-10, and they have performed slightly better on the road with an 11-9 tally. The Tigers have shown a preference for day games, securing 11 victories compared to 8 in night games. They have scored 151 runs and conceded 148 this season.