January 20, 2021

Giancarlo Stanton injures hamstring in painful split for Yankees (New York Post)

Saturday’s doubleheader boxscores will reveal the Yankees and Rays split a pair of seven-inning games since the Yankees copped the opener and the Rays won the nightcap.

In reality, the Yankees may have been losers, because when they walked out of Tropicana Field, they didn’t know how long they would be without Giancarlo Stanton.

After the Yankees won the first game, 8-4, behind Gerrit Cole’s good but abbreviated start and home runs by Mike Ford, Aaron Judge and Stanton, they watched their designated hitter depart the second tilt — a 5-3 loss — with a tight left hamstring.

“It was when he moved up on the wild pitch [in the fourth inning]. That is where it tightened up on him. We are going to get an MRI, but it does look like it is an IL situation,’’ manager Aaron Boone said.

Stanton, who was limited to 18 regular-season games last year due to injuries, began the day in a 2-for-21 (.095) funk but went 2-for-3 with a homer in the opener and walked twice in two plate appearances in the second game.

Miguel Andujar, recently sent to the alternate site, is a possible replacement for Stanton.

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Following the top of the fifth, Boone and…

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