Story injured on diving stop, exits Red Sox game

Story injured on diving stop, exits Red Sox game

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Red Sox shortstop Trevor Story left Boston’s game against the Angels in the fourth inning Friday night after injuring his shoulder on a backhand dive to stop a hit by Mike Trout.

Story got his glove on Trout’s hard grounder, but he was left writhing in pain after hitting the grass hard on his left arm and shoulder. The two-time All-Star’s face also might have hit the ground.

Third baseman Rafael Devers put both hands on his head in empathy after watching the injury to Story, who stayed on the grass for about two minutes before heading to the dugout. Pablo Reyes replaced Story at shortstop.

About 30 minutes later, the Red Sox announced only that Story had left shoulder pain.

Story went 0 for 2 against Los Angeles before leaving. He is batting .226 this season, but began the night tied for the team lead with four RBI.

Trout’s hit was the Angels’ first against Kutter Crawford. Boston led 4-0 after hitting three homers in the second inning.