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Marwin Gonzalez Injury: Astros Player Takes Flight, Sprains Ankle After Out At First Base (VIDEO)

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Ladies and gentleman, your 2012 Houston Astros.

In the bottom of the ninth against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night, Houston shortstop Marwin Gonzalez tried to beat out a ball at first base fired over from San Francisco's Pablo Sandoval. But what looked like a routine out at first turned into a bizarre injury.

Gonzalez stepped awkwardly on the bag with his left foot and suddenly launched into mid-air, landing on his back and rolling on the ground. Luckily, he walked away on his own with only a sprained ankle.

The Astros fell to the Giants 8-4 for their fourteenth loss in sixteen games.

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