George Springer suffers hand injury, leaves game

Houston Astros' George Springer celebrates hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. The shot was Springer's second of the game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros outfielder and New Britain native George Springer suffered a left hand contusion after being struck by a 92-mph fastball from Groton native Jesse Hahn leading off Thursday against the Oakland Athletics.

The ball grazed Springer’s left shoulder. The former UConn star is tied for second in the American league with 21 home runs. His status is day-to-day.

Jake Marisnick ran for Springer and stayed in the game in center field. Marisnick hit a three-run homer during an eight-run outburst in the top of the second inning in which the Astros broke out to a 10-0 lead.