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Granderson Leaves Game With Tight Hamstring

Yankees' Injury List Growing
Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout at Yankee Stadium on September 1, 2012.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout at Yankee Stadium on September 1, 2012. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson left Saturday’s game because of tightness in his right hamstring.

Granderson struck out on a checked swing in the bottom of the second inning and did not come onto the field in the third. He is going to a hospital for a precautionary X-ray.

Granderson hit his 34th home run in the ninth inning Friday night in Baltimore’s 6-1 win.

His injury adds to the Yankees’ long list of injuries.

The AL East-leading Yankees have been hurt by injuries, with third baseman Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira currently sidelined.

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