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“It’s just a little sore, nothing crazy,” he said. “We had a good lead and they decided to take me out and get some X-rays. They were negative. I’m pretty happy about that.”

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 unusual 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 the umpire, Correa tried to score, too, and was thrown out.

“I just saw the pitcher paying attention to the umpire and I decided to go,” he said. “Now that this happened, I want to take it back, but it’s done already. I’m just glad I’m good.”

Astros manager A.J. Hinch liked the aggressiveness, but not the headfirst slide. Of course, Correa broke his ankle sliding feet-first into a base while at Class A Advanced Lancaster in 2014.

“You always hold your breath when guys slide headfirst,” Hinch said.

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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