Worth noting

• Jeremy Hellickson played catch on Sunday and will throw a bullpen session on Monday in St. Petersburg. The starting pitcher is recovering from offseason right elbow surgery and left his last rehab for Triple-A Durham on Saturday after just three innings for precautionary reasons.

• With one game left in June, Rays pitchers have 278 strikeouts in the month -- just eight shy of the Major League record of 286 for any team in any month, set by the Cubs in August of 2002.

Kevin Kiermaier is just the second Tampa Bay player with 31 hits and five home runs in his first 35 MLB games, joining fellow outfielder Wil Myers.

David Wilson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.