Astros SS Jed Lowrie leaves after apparent spiking


Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie has left Saturday's game against San Francisco after apparently getting spiked in the right ankle.
Lowrie was injured while trying to take a short throw from second baseman Jose Altuve in the third inning. Altuve had made a backhanded stop on Melky Cabrebra's single up the middle.
The throw glanced off Lowrie's glove, and as the shortstop turned his body to look for the ball, Gregor Blanco slid into the bag and appeared to spike Lowrie's ankle.
Lowrie, who leads Houston with 14 home runs, immediately dropped his glove and hopped around on one foot before falling to the infield dirt as manager Brad Mills and a team trainer rushed from the dugout. Lowrie was eventually helped off the field and replaced by Brian Bixler.
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