Rangers Vs. Yankees, ALCS Game 5: Nelson Cruz Pulled With Hamstring Tightness

Starting off the bottom of the fifth, David Murphy came off the Rangers bench and replaced Nelson Cruz in left field. No immediate reason was given, but it has since come out that Cruz was batting tightness in his left hamstring.

That's bad news for Texas, as Cruz is their best right-handed hitter, and was twice placed on the disabled list this season with left hamstring injuries. There's no word yet on the severity of the injury, but with a possible Game 6 scheduled for Friday night, he doesn't have much time to recover.

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