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Friday, May 29, 2020

Jose Altuve leaves Astros game with neck discomfort

Jose Altuve

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.

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.

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