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New York Yankees’ Gerrit Cole exits with hamstring injury

Sep 7, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) leaves the field with the trainer against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) leaves the field with the trainer against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole left New York’s Tuesday game against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays due to left hamstring tightness.

Cole was pulled with two outs in the fourth inning following Reese McGuire’s sacrifice fly that gave Toronto a 3-1 lead. After the throw from center fielder Aaron Judge skipped off his glove, Cole motioned for the trainer.

He was lifted after briefly getting checked out on the mound by trainer Tim Lentych. Albert Abreu took over on the mound.

Cole allowed three runs (two earned) and five hits in 3 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Cole entered Tuesday with a 14-6 record and a 2.73 ERA. He had gone 4-0 with a 0.73 ERA in four starts since missing 2 1/2 weeks due to COVID-19.

–Field Level Media