New York Yankees’ Aaron Hicks leaves game with tight left hamstring
After grounding out in his first two at-bats, he left the game in St. Petersburg, Fla., against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the fourth inning and was replaced by Brett Gardner, who delivered a tiebreaking single in the top of the fifth inning and made a game-saving catch an inning later in the 4-1 victory.
After hitting a foul ball off his left ankle Saturday, he helped clinch a spot in the wild-card game for the Yankees with a game-winning double against the Baltimore Orioles. Shortstop Didi Gregorius suffered torn cartilage in his right wrist on a slide home during that play.
Hicks was not in the starting lineup Sunday but entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning.
Hicks is hitting .247 with 26 home runs and 76 RBIs in 133 games.