The Astros have won seven of the last eight games started McHugh. He’s 5-0 with a 2.93 ERA in his last eight starts since Aug. 24. He’s set career highs in strikeouts (172) and runs 92) and is four shy of career high in hits.
Skaggs, in his first year back from Tommy John surgery, has been cleared to start after missing three weeks with a strained left forearm. He struck out eight over six shutout innings against the Rangers in his last start Sept. 9.