Tabata, Marte exit Game 2 with leg injuries
Outfielders experience tightness in legs, but both don't expect to miss much time
NEW YORK -- Jose Tabata started in right field in the Pirates' 5-3 win over the Yankees in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader, but he came out of the game in the second inning with tightness in his right leg.
Ichiro Suzuki threw Tabata out at third base in the second after a single by Chris Stewart. After rounding second base, Tabata appeared to slow down and limp, and he did not slide when he was tagged out. Instead of talking about the play with third-base coach Nick Leyva, Tabata walked straight to the dugout and began grabbing his right leg. Travis Snider replaced Tabata in right field.
Tabata said he does not expect to go on the 15-day disabled list.
"I felt something tight and I didn't want to continue, because if I did, it could become even more strained," he said. "I feel good and tomorrow is [and off-day]. We'll see how I feel the next day."
Starling Marte, who hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning that gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead, also left the game after the sixth inning with tightness in his left hamstring. Marte did not seem too concerned that he would miss any significant time.
"I'll be good for the next game," Marte said.
Nate Taylor is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.