Hero kid saves his little siblings from a home run ball


The guy in Wrigley Field was pretty impressive. This kid in Tropicana Field was more impressive, as he saved his siblings from a home run ball that looked like it was going to hit them and which they were probably too little to have caught.

Meanwhile, check out the dad on the left, scurrying for cover. Good going, pop.

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Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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.