Angels’ Lucroy carted off

The Associated Press

Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy, center, is helped after colliding with the Astros’ Jake Marisnick in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game in Houston.

The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy was carted off the field in the eighth inning after a collision at the plate with Houston’s Jake Marisnick.

The team said he was taken to a hospital for a CT scan and is being evaluated for a possible concussion and nose fracture.

With the bases loaded and the game tied at 10, Marisnick attempted to score on a sacrifice fly by George Springer.

Marisnick crashed into Lucroy as he attempted to field the throw, and the catcher immediately fell on his back. He didn’t move for a few seconds before struggling to sit up. Marisnick tagged home and then leaned over Lucroy to see if he was OK. He lifted his head off the ground a few seconds later as blood dripped from his nose.

Angels players rushed to the plate as trainers checked on him. He was lifted to a sitting position after a couple of minutes and held a towel to his nose. He was then helped to a cart and taken off the field while clutching a bloodstained towel.

Marisnick was called out for colliding with Lucroy and the call was upheld after a crew chief review to end the inning.

Springer hit a game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning and the Astros won 11-10.Speech

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