HOUSTON (AP) Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve has been hurt in a collision with rookie shortstop Carlos Correa in Houston's game Friday night against the Texas Rangers.
There was no immediate word on his injury.
Altuve and Correa were tracking a popup by Elvis Andrus with two outs in the seventh inning. Altuve had the ball in his glove for a moment before Correa crashed into him. Altuve was hit in the face by Correa's glove and knocked to the ground, using his right arm to break his fall.
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Altuve grimaced as he remained on the field for a couple of minutes while trainers attended to him. He eventually walked off and was replaced by Jake Marisnick with Houston trailing 6-2.