June 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Tigers' Miguel Cabrera leaves game with hamstring tightness; status is day-to-day

Miguel Cabrera is escorted off the field by Brad Ausmus and trainer Kevin Rand. (Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News)

Detroit — Off the bat, it looked to be a clean single for Miguel Cabrera in the sixth inning.

But by the time he got to first base, Cabrera wasn’t at 100 percent. After trainer Kevin Rand and manager Brad Ausmus took a visit to first, Cabrera left because of tightness in his left hamstring; his status is day-to-day.

On TV replays, Cabrera appeared to grimace as he was leaving the batter’s box and heading to first.

Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a single and a double before Don Kelly entered as a pinch-runner.

After the game, Ausmus said, “He had a little bit of tightness in his hamstring; it was similar to what happened in the Texas game earlier in the year. It’s the standard day-to-day and we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”