Video: Now that’s what I call backspin


If a ball is hit into foul territory but comes back into fair territory before getting to the bag, it’s fair. That’s just the rules, man.

Rarely, however, does a ball go as far into foul territory as this ball did in a Triple-A game between Las Vegas and El Paso and make it back into fair territory. Especially when it goes foul this quickly.

But big props for the heads up play of the first baseman of the El Paso Chihuahuas. Never give up, man. Never give up.

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.