Nelson Cruz leaves early with injury

Updated: October 21, 2010, 4:33 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

NEW YORK -- Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz said he will be fine for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series after leaving Wednesday's Game 5 in the fifth inning because of his troublesome left hamstring.

The team reported that Cruz felt tightness in the hamstring, which landed him on the disabled list twice this season. He also had a DL stint because of his right hamstring. The Rangers said Cruz is day-to-day.

After the game, Cruz said he was removed as a precaution ...

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