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Astros’ Yordan Álvarez, Jeremy Peña hurt in collision chasing Mets popup

Houston Astros v New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 29: Yordan Alvarez #44 of the Houston Astros gets support from Jake Meyers #6 as he is carted off the field after crashing into Jeremy Pena #3 who made a catch hit by Dominic Smith #2 of the New York Mets in the eighth inning during their game at Citi Field on June 29, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK -- Houston left fielder Yordan Alvarez and shortstop Jeremy Pena were hurt when they collided in the eighth inning against the New York Mets while running down a popup.

With Pena shifted to the right side and the game scoreless, Dominic Smith popped the ball into short left. Both called for the ball and as Pena caught the pop, each hit the other in the face with his glove.

Both fell to the field and needed assistance. Alvarez was removed on a cart, sitting up, and Pena walked back to the dugout.

Chas McCormick replaced Alvarez, and Mauricio Dubon took over for Pena, who initially wanted to remain in the game.

Play resumed after a delay of about eight minutes.