Astros’ Odorizzi (leg discomfort) exits on stretcher
9: 17 PM ET
ESPN News Services
BOSTON — Houston Astros right-hander Jake Odorizzi fell running to cover first base in the fifth inning of Monday night’s 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox and was taken off the Fenway Park field on a stretcher. The Astros stated that Odorizzi had “left lower leg discomfort” and Dusty Baker stated that Odorizzi would be undergoing an MRI. Baker stated that the pitcher was on crutches and in a boot, but in good spirits afterward.
“He is probably doing better than what it looked like on the mound.” Baker stated.
Odorizzi, who entered the game with a 15 2/3 inning shutout streak, appeared to twist his left leg awkwardly on the delivery to Kike Hernandez. He walked to first base and then sat down on the grass.
He remained on the grass after the out was recorded. Astros staff raced to take care of him. He was then loaded onto a stretcher, and taken to the outfield exit. As the stretcher arrived, Astros teammates sat around the infield.
The 32-year-old veteran entered the game with a 3-2 record this season to go along with a 3. 38 ERA and 17 strikeouts. When he left, the Red Sox led 2-1. Rain delayed the game by a further inning, resulting in a tie at 2-2.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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