Altuve leaves game with groin injury

Updated: October 2, 2012, 9:56 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Houston second baseman Jose Altuve left the Astros' game against the Cubs in the fifth inning Tuesday night with discomfort in his left groin.

Altuve had missed time earlier in the season due to a similar injury.

Jed Lowrie replaced Altuve in the leadoff spot, and Tyler Greene moved from shortstop to second base.

The 22-year-old Altuve is having a breakout season with Houston, posting a .290 average with 33 stolen bases in 147 games. He was named to the NL All-Star ...

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