Rays recalled OF Mikie Mahtook from Triple-A Durham.
He'll replace Steven Souza, who was placed on the disabled list Saturday with a broken hand. This will be Mahtook's fourth stint with the Rays this year. In 11 games, he's hit .208 with two homers and four RBI.
Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double and triple in Saturday's win over the Cardinals.
With the big game, Blackmon's now hit six triples. He's slashing .292/.361/.464 with 12 homers and 44 RBI. The Rockies are playing out the string, but that's not Blackmon's fault, and he's hitting toward career highs in multiple offensive categories to this point in the season.
Jhonny Peralta went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.
Peralta jerked a Jorge De La Rosa offering out of the park in the fourth inning for his lone hit of the game. The tater was his 16th of the season. In addition to those 16 dingers, Peralta has driven in 54 runs and is hitting .288/.344/.468. He's homered in each of his last two games.
Astros optioned RHP Vincent Velasquez to Double-A Corpus Christi.
Velasquez lost his spot in the rotation when the Astros acquired Scott Kazmir from Oakland last week. The 23-year-old performed admirably during his first big league stint, compiling an impressive 9.29 K/9 in nine appearances. He'll be back with Houston as soon a rotation spot opens up.
Jorge De La Rosa pitched well in Saturday's win over the Cardinals, yielding two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.
De La Rosa struck out four without walking a batter. Outside of solitary runs in the fourth and seventh innings, he kept the Cardinal offense at bay. He needed a start like this, as he had allowed six runs in each of his last two outings. De La Rosa holds a 4.87 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 92/46 K/BB ratio in 97 innings. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Nationals.