Astros slugger Yordan Álvarez hospitalized after in-game fireworks exacerbate shortness of breath

Aug 20, 2022

The Atlanta Braves' Truist Field might have provided a little too much of a home-field advantage on Friday.

Houston Astros slugger Yordan Álvarez left a game at the Braves abruptly in the fifth inning with the team citing an "illness" as the reason why. It later announced that Álvarez had been hospitalized:

Astros manager Dusty Baker shed some light on the situation after the game when he revealed that Álvarez had a shortness of breath exacerbated by Atlanta's in-game fireworks. Fortunately, Álvarez was reported to be in stable condition.

Source: Yahoo Sports