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Yanks CF Aaron Hicks leaves ALDS opener with tight hamstring

October 6, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks has left Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the Boston Red Sox with tightness in his right hamstring.

Hicks exited in the fourth inning Friday night after he came up limping at first base following a leadoff single. He was replaced by Brett Gardner.

Hicks tweaked the same hamstring in late September against Tampa Bay and missed three games before returning to the lineup.

Batting third in the order, Hicks was 1 for 1 with a walk in the series opener at Fenway Park. The switch-hitter had an RBI double in New York’s wild-card win over Oakland on Wednesday.

Hicks batted .248 with 27 homers and 79 RBIs in 137 games this season.

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