Correa leaves game with injured thumb

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ATLANTA — Astros All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa is listed as day to day after leaving Tuesday’s game against the Braves in the fourth inning with left thumb discomfort. Correa appeared to jam his thumb while sliding into home plate and being tagged out by Braves catcher Tyler Flowers.

Correa, who was voted in as the starting shortstop for the American League in next week’s All-Star Game presented by Mastercard, was trying to score from second base on an usual play. Brian McCann had grounded out to first base to score the run from third, but when pitcher Luke Jackson, who was covering at first base, barely caught the ball on the end of his glove and held it up to show a teammate, Correa tried to score, too, and was thrown out.

Correa went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored before leaving the game. His third-inning single stretched his hitting streak to a career-high-tying 13 games, which is the longest current streak in the Majors. He’s also reached base in 21 consecutive games, which is the longest by an Astros shortstop since Miguel Tejada in 2009 (21 in a row).

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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