2B Jose Altuve finished 1-for-4 and has reached base safely in 86 of his 100 games this season. He entered play leading the majors in hits (increasing his season total to 142) and was ranked 10th in the American League in on-base percentage at .374.
LHP Dallas Keuchel earned his first quality start since June 11 at Arizona, allowing two unearned runs on nine hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings. Keuchel lowered his ERA to 3.11 and leads the club with 12 quality starts. Keuchel had allowed 20 earned runs over his previous 29.2 innings and five starts.
RHP Matt Albers was transferred to the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. Albers was placed on the 15-day DL on April 25 after making just eight appearances this season. Albers' transfer was a paperwork move designed to clear space on the 40-man roster for INF Gregorio Petit.
SS Gregorio Petit recorded his first major league hit since June 4, 2009, with his single in the third inning. His previous big league hit came against the Chicago White Sox while with the Oakland Athletics. Petit was selected to the major league roster from Triple-A Oklahoma City and made his first appearance in the majors since 2009.