Groin injury sidelines Berkman
ATLANTA -- Houston first baseman Lance Berkman has a minor groin injury and is not starting Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves are missing shortstop Yunel Escobar, who is day to day with a strained left adductor.
Houston manager Brad Mills says Berkman tweaked his left groin running to first base in his last at-bat against Cincinnati on Thursday night. Geoff Blum is the fill-in starter at first base.
Berkman missed the first 12 games of the season ...
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