Pablo Sandoval is in the hospital with abdominal pain

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UPDATE:  Uh oh, yes, it is serious:

 

Colitis is nasty business. Here’s hoping it’s less serious than it often can be. Get well soon, Panda.

3:56 PM: Yikes:

More details would be nice. Because then we would (a) know if he was really OK; and (b) know if it was so serious that we should not make jokes about it.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.