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Andrus Leaves Game After Getting Spiked



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    HOUSTON, TX - MAY 13: George Springer#4 of the Houston Astros is forced out at second base by Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning of their game at Minute Maid Park on May 13, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

    Other than Adrian Beltre and recent call-up Jake Smolinski, not much could be taken positively from Thursday night's embarrassing blowout loss to the Los Angeles Angels, which dropped the Texas Rangers to the worst record in all of baseball.

    One of several Rangers that had a rough night was shortstop Elvis Andrus, who had a bad night on the field until he was forced off it.

    Andrus had a misplay in the field that helped lead to the Angels' early onslaught against starting pitcher Colby Lewis, and then in the second inning, he took spikes to the ankle while turning a double play. He stayed in the game for a short time, but ran slowly to first base in the third inning and was removed when the Rangers took the field in the fourth. Adam Rosales shifted from second base to shortstop, and Rougned Odor entered the game at second base.

    The Rangers said the injury wasn't considered serious, but it was just one of several blows on a historically awful night at Globe Life Park.