Alvarez went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two total runs and three total RBI in Wednesday's 9-5 win over the Angels. He was replaced in the field in the eighth inning due to soreness, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.
Playing left field and batting third in the order, Alvarez produced two big hits for Houston in the victory, launching a 456-foot two-run homer in the first inning and doubling in another run in the eighth. However, he was replaced in the bottom of the eighth frame with the score tied 5-5, and Astros manager Dusty Baker said after the game that Alvarez was "sore." It's unclear if this will be a multi-game injury, though Baker stated that Alvarez "probably won't play" in Thursday's series finale following the extra-innings win.