Astros' Altuve, Hernandez collide in outfield

Houston Astros Teoscar Hernandez is carted off the field during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday

The Houston Astros look to continue their hot start when they visit the Cleveland Indians in Major League Baseball action Tuesday.

Having matched the franchise record for best 20-game start in club history, the injured and sore Houston Astros will try to add to their historic run Wednesday at Progressive Field in the second game of a three-game series with the Cleveland Indians.

Altuve walked off the field under his own power, and manager A.J. Hinch said last season's AL batting champion banged up his left shoulder.

Much like he was in his first four starts of the 2017 regular season, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel was on his game when he took the mound against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field Tuesday night. The Astros won 4-2, but so far no word on Hernandez and Altuve.

Hernandez, who was carted off the field with a bruised left leg, was placed on the 10-day disabled.

George Springer missed his second straight game due to a strained left hamstring.

Hernandez came into the game as a defensive replacement for Carlos Beltran.

It may only be April, but the Houston Astros are already shaping up to be the main competition to the Cleveland Indians in the quest for another trip to the World Series. "I think we still have to wait until tomorrow", Altuve said after Tuesday's 4-2 win against the Indians, "but I have a good chance to play tomorrow".

Indians starter Josh Tomlin allowed eight hits and three earned runs over six innings of work.

Indians: RHP Trevor Bauer is 5-0 with a 1.97 ERA in five career starts against Houston.



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