Ned Yost gets a two-year extension

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Boom, Yosted:

 

Yost is not my favorite manager on the planet, but when you lead your team to the most wins it’s had in 24 years this sort of thing is going to happen. We can quibble about process until we’re blue in the face, but in baseball it’s results that matter, and Yost got results in 2013.

 

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.