Realizing had it been far too long since the last Red Sox' injury, Adrian Beltre decided it was his turn. And like the true team player he is, Beltre hurt his hamstring while legging out a grounder in the fifth inning.
Beltre, who left the game, later described it as a "cramp." He said that he thinks he'll "be OK," but is not sure of his availability for Tuesday's All-Star Game.
"It's tough to tell because I thought it was going to be worse," he continued. "It felt like something was going to pop, and every time I curled my legs I got a cramp on it. Hopefully tomorrow it feels better."
Beltre has never played in an All-Star Game, but he said he won't risk making his hamstring worse by playing Tuesday night.
"I should be able to play, but I can't say for sure yet," Beltre said. "So far, I'm playing. For now. I don't want to risk anything. If I don't feel good, I won't play. It's the All-Star Game, but I don't want to screw up the season for a couple at-bats or an exhibition game. I'll be cautious on that."
Beltre leads the team with a .332 average.