Astros' Jose Altuve exits game after collision with Carlos Correa
Altuve and Correa collided in short center field while chasing a popup by Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. Altuve caught the ball before Correa hit him. Correa's glove knocked Altuve in the face as the second baseman fell to the ground.
Jonathan Villar stepped in at second base following Altuve's departure.
The extent of his injury was no immediately known.
Jose Altuve is leaving the game under his own power. Might have to get tested for concussion.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 26, 2015
Altuve is hitting .314 with 12 home runs and 59 RBIs on the year.
The Astros have been without outfielder Carlos Gomez because of a back injury. He has not played since Sept. 12.
Houston holds the second wild card spot in the American League as the team looks to make the playoffs for the first time since reaching the World Series in 2005. The Astros finished with the worst record in baseball in 2013 for a third consecutive season.
- Christopher Chavez