Jose Altuve leaves Astros game with neck discomfort
The Houston Astros went extra innings on Thursday night, but Jose Altuve did not figure in the late innings.
Altuve left the game after lining out to end the sixth inning. The Astros later said Altuve left with neck discomfort.
From the clubhouse: Altuve left tonight's game with neck discomfort.
— Houston Astros (@astros) August 25, 2017
Altuve was replaced in the 7th as Marwin Gonzalez moved over to second base. The MVP candidate was 1-for-3 prior to exiting the game.
Altuve is batting .357/.418/.564 for Houston, which sports the best record in the AL at 77-50 despite Thursday’s 5-4 loss in 11 innings.