Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka left his start against the Mets Friday night early after suffering stiff hamstrings scoring on a sacrifice fly.
Tanaka scored standing up on Aaron Judge’s fly ball in the sixth inning to tie the game at 1-1. But he appeared to have a hitch in his step walking off the field, and he did not come out to pitch the bottom of the inning.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game that Tanaka received IV fluids after leaving and will be evaluated Saturday.
“Both hamstrings tightened up on him,” Boone told reporters. “Not really sure of the severity of it, it it’s cramps or whatever.”
It was the 29-year-old Tanaka’s first MLB run scored.
The Yankees went on to win the opener of the Subway Series, 4-1. Tanaka struck out eight Mets and gave up only one run on one hit in five innings of work.