Bautista leaves ALDS Game 1 with cramp

Bautista leaves ALDS Game 1 with cramp

TORONTO -- Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista exited Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Rangers in the top of the ninth inning Thursday with cramping in his right hamstring. The right fielder didn't come out to his regular spot on defense to start the final frame and was replaced by Dalton Pompey.

Prior to leaving the Blue Jays' 5-3 loss, Bautista homered in the sixth inning and was 1-for-4 overall at the plate.

Earlier in the game, All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson was removed from the game as a precaution when he took a knee to the head sliding into second.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.