Astros’ Lee carted off after collision

Houston Astros left fielder Carlos Lee has been carted off the field after he was injured in a collision with shortstop Angel Sanchez.

The team says Lee has been taken to a hospital for X-rays on the left side of his ribcage.

Both players were chasing Mark Kotsay’s pop-fly double in the seventh inning Sunday against Milwaukee when Sanchez crashed into Lee, sliding knee-first into his abdomen. Lee remained on the ground, writhing in pain, for several minutes while trainers attended to him.

He was eventually helped up and carted off the field, with his head down and breathing heavily.

Lee hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to push Houston’s lead to 4-0.