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Worth noting

• Shortstop Jonathan Villar was held out of the starting lineup again Saturday while he recovers from a sprained left thumb, which gives him more trouble hitting right-handed than left-handed. The Astros were facing a lefty on Saturday and Sunday, so Villar could return on Monday.

• With the Astros using a six-man pitching rotation, right-handed starter Jordan Lyles was available in the bullpen for Saturday's game. Lyles was scheduled to throw his between-starts bullpen session on Saturday, but he'll wait to see if he's needed in relief first.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. Chris Abshire is an associate reporter for
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