ATLANTA -- Despite right-hander Kris Medlen starting for the Braves on Sunday, center fielder Justin Maxwell was back in the Astros' lineup a day after going 4-for-4 with two home runs.
Maxwell often sits against right-handers, but manager Brad Mills said after Maxwell's offensive display in the Astros 3-2 victory, he deserved another start. Mills also said with Bud Norris, a fly-ball pitcher, starting for the Astros, he wanted to start his best defensive outfield.
Most of Maxwell's starts have come against left-handers, but he said he feels comfortable whether he faces righties or lefties.
"Most of my homers are against righties," Maxwell said. "I don't think it matters."
Eight of his 12 home runs this season have come against right-handers, though he has a better batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage against left-handers. Three of Maxwell's hits and both his home runs Saturday were against left-hander Paul Maholm.
Saturday was Maxwell's second career two-home run game. His first was Sept. 12, 2009, when he was a member of the Nationals. Maxwell said he remembered the game well. He hit the home runs off Anibal Sanchez and Matt Lindstrom.
"Of course [I remember]," Maxwell said. "My big league experience has been pretty limited. I remember I had been scuffling and made some adjustments prior."
Castro to continue rehab at Triple-A on Monday
ATLANTA -- Manager Brad Mills said Astros catcher Jason Castro was scheduled to catch five innings of Sunday's game at Double-A Corpus Christi and will then move up to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday to continue his rehab assignment.
Castro has been on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee effusion since July 8.
He has played in two rehab games with Corpus Christi. He played four innings and went 1-for-2 with a double Saturday. Mills said Castro blocked "a couple balls," which was an encouraging sign.
"He felt good. That's the biggest thing," Mills said. "Swelling and stuff was not an issue, so that was absolutely huge to be able to do that."
Castro was hitting .254 with a .330 on-base percentage before the injury.
Schafer fondly recalls time playing for Braves
ATLANTA -- Outfielder Jordan Schafer returned to Atlanta this weekend for the first time as a member of the Astros. Schafer was picked by the Braves in the third round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft and played two seasons in Atlanta before being traded to the Astros as part of the Michael Bourn deal last year.
Schafer said he has nothing but good memories from his time with the Braves and still has a house in the area.
"I loved being here," Schafer said. "I loved the city. I loved everything about the place and playing here. Baseball's a business and you move on and I'm thankful for the opportunity I have now in Houston."
Schafer started the first game of the series, going 1-for-4. He pinch-hit in Saturday's game and was not in Sunday's starting lineup.
Schafer is hitting .219 with a .307 on-base percentage for this season.
Teddy Cahill is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.