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Astros SS Correa, RHP Sanchez bound for IL

The Houston Astros are placing shortstop Carlos Correa and right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day injured list, manager AJ Hinch said after Tuesday night’s 6-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Correa was out of the lineup Tuesday after leaving the previous night’s game after the first inning with back discomfort.

Hinch had said before Tuesday’s contest that it could be several days before Correa is ready to return and that an IL stint was possible. After the game, he confirmed that Correa would be placed on IL.

Correa has battled injury this season. He’s hitting .278 with 19 home runs and 56 RBIs in 72 games.

Sanchez started for Houston on Tuesday but lasted just 2⅓ innings. He allowed three runs on four hits, walking two and striking out one.

Hinch said the team noticed a decrease in Sanchez’s velocity, leading to him being removed. The right-hander, who was traded from Toronto to Houston at the deadline and threw a combined no-hitter in his first Astros start, reported feeling soreness in his pectoral area upon departing.

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