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Springer Injures Hamstring In Astros Win Over Red Sox

A.J. Hinch said it's likely Springer is headed to the Injured List

May 25, 2019 - 1:41 am

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- George Springer returned to the Astros lineup after missing four games with lower back stiffness, but his return ended in the eighth inning of a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox Friday night at Minute Maid Park due to left hamstring injury.

Springer was chasing a Xander Bogaerts fly ball into foul territory when he said his hamstring "locked up" on him. He immediately left the game, and Astros manager A.J. Hinch said the injury could be significant, but he won't know more until Saturday, though a trip to the injured list seems likely. Springer finished the game 0-for-3 with an RBI.

His injury marred the Astros ending their brief two game losing skid and it overshadowed a strong outing from Wade Miley, who held the Red Sox to one run over six innings with eight strikeouts to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Boston committed three errors, the first of which came in the second inning, which allowed the Astros to score an unearned run and grab the lead. Jake Marisnick led off the second inning and hit a 2-2 Chris Sale slider into the Crawford Boxes for his sixth home run of the season. The Astros took advantage of another Red error in the fourth and doubled their lead.

Bogaerts homered off Miley in the sixth to get Boston on the board, and the Red Sox would get solo homers from Jackie Bradley Jr. in the eighth and Christian Vazquez in the ninth to get within a run, but Roberto Osuna struck out Bradley to end the game and up the Astros record to 34-18.

Houston finished with just four hits, half of them came from Marisnick, while Mookie Betts had a two hit game for the Red Sox, who fall to 27-24.

Saturday night, the Astros and Red Sox will face off in the middle game of their three-game series with Brad Peacock starting opposite David Price.