Worth noting

Worth noting

• Astros manager Tony DeFrancesco said closer Francisco Cordero was shut down for the rest of the season. Cordero was put on the disabled list with a toe injury, but it's his right shoulder problems that are the main cause of concern.

"I think he got shut down yesterday, so we'll see," DeFrancesco said. "Toe is good, shoulder bad."

• This weekend's three-game stint is the Astros final trip to Cincinnati this season.