The only thing more noticeable than the brace Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus had on his wrist Thursday night was his slide into second after his first-inning steal. Andrus slid feet first, which is something he said he'd do after spraining the wrist last week on a head-first slide.
That's still the plan for now.
"I have to," Andrus said. "I don't want to be in between on that play again. For now I feel comfortable if I go feet first. I used to do it a lot last year every time so it won't be that hard. I just mentally focus and try to protect my wrist for a little while and then when I feel comfortable I will (slide head first) for sure."
The wrist didn't seem to bother Andrus. He had two of the four Texas hits, stole two bases and drew a walk. He also made an error, his 15th of the year.
- Anthony Andro