Thomson ReutersJuly 23, 2013 13:32
SS Jonathan Villar made his first major league start and batted first Monday after being recalled by Houston from Triple-A Oklahoma City Sunday. Villar, who hit .278 with eight home runs and 41 RBIs at Oklahoma City, went 1-for-4 in his debut. He beat out a drag bunt in the third for his first major league hit and came around to score. "You feel excited when you are told you're being called up for the first time, but you have to control that excitement and that emotion," Villar said. "Because if you get here too excited, things might unfold differently."