Boyd is looking for his first career win against the White Sox; he is 0-2 with a 5.90 (19/29.0) ERA in his six starts against them.
The first game of Friday's doubleheader between the Tigers and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.
The teams waited out an 85-minute delay at the start of Game 2.
The second game of Friday's twinbill was still scheduled to be played.
Season series: Sox 3-2.
When Mike Pelfrey picked up a win over the Mariners on May 20, he snapped his seven-game winless streak. He threw about a 30-pitch bullpen session for the second time in three days on Friday. Manager Rick Renteria still isn't putting a timetable on LHP Carlos Rodon (bursitis in left shoulder) returning from the 60-day DL.
On Saturday, the White Sox's Derek Holland and Tigers' Buck Farmer will start the opener.
Detroit and Chicago will play a straight double header Saturday.