Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) keeps his foot on the bag as he reaches for a wide throw to put out New York Yankees' Brett Gardner on during the ninth inning of the Astros' 15-1 win over the Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New
Kathy Willens
August 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A showdown between two of the top rookies in the American League will have to wait.

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano were both scratched from the series opener on Friday night because of hamstring injuries.

Correa missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring. Astros manager A.J. Hinch says Correa was still a little bit sore after an off-day on Thursday. With a five-game lead in the AL West, Hinch says he wasn't hesitating to play it safe with his young star to avoid any long-term issues.

Twins manager Paul Molitor says Sano has been bothered by a sore right hamstring for a few days. Molitor hopes Sano will return as a DH on Saturday.

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