Astros starting short stop Jed Lowrie was taken out of the game against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning after he injured his ankle on a collision play at second base. Giants right fielder Gregor Blanco slid into Lowrie hard and knocked him hard down to the ground.
Lowrie was down on the ground holding his knee, but the diagnosis was Lowrie's ankle. Prior to leaving the game Lowrie was 0-for-2 from the plate.
Brian Bixler replaced Lowrie at shortstop and also took his No. 3 spot in the lineup. So far Bixler has gone 0-for-1 from the plate and has also struck out one time.
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