Worth noting

• Former Astros lefty Xavier Cedeno was claimed off waivers by the Washington Nationals. The Astros had designated Cedeno for assignment on Thursday.

• Entering Tuesday's game, Rick Ankiel had nine hits and five home runs in 38 at-bats with a team-leading 11 RBIs.

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.