ST. PETERSBURG Scott Kazmir Jersey , Fla. (AP) — The players who combined for the run that clinched the New York Yankees‘ postseason berth are both hurt.Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees’ 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading into next week’s AL wild-card game.Hicks’ 11th-inning double on Saturday drove in Didi Gregorius, and on Sunday the Yankees learned the shortstop had torn cartilage in his right wrist during his headfirst slide across the plate.Hicks, who had fouled a pitch off his left ankle just before the double, left Monday’s game with left hamstring tightness. He aggravated the hamstring in the third inning while running to first base on a grounder to shortstop, successfully beating a relay throw and avoiding a double play. He was replaced in center fielder by Brett Gardner in the middle of the fourth.“It’s been tight for a few days,” said Hicks, who will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. “I’m not too concerned. In a day or two I should be ready to go.”New York manager Aaron Boone opted to pull Hicks after watching him stretch in the outfield.“We didn’t want to risk anything,” Boone said. “Hopefully it’s not anything serious.”New York’s win eliminated the Rays and ensured a postseason berth for Oakland, which is likely to be the wild-card opponent but also is still alive in the AL West race. The Yankees are 1½ games ahead of the Athletics for home-field advantage. At 96-60, New York is assured of its best record since going 97-65 in 2011.The surprising Rays, with a major league-low payroll of just over $70 million for their 40-man roster, needs three victories for their first 90-win season since 2013. Tampa Bay is 84-57 following a 3-12 start.“I think we’re going to have a feel coming into next year, spring training, that’s going to be a little different,” Tampa Bay infielder Joey Wendle said. “We are going to have a little bit higher expectations for ourselves. This team knows it came win games against good baseball teams.”Gardner had a go-ahead single off Ryan Yarbrough (15-6) in a two-run fifth inning, and the 35-year-old made a running, leaping catch at the center-field wall in the sixth on Brandon Lowe’s two-out drive with runners on first and third. Pitcher David Robertson threw both his arms skyward after seeing the grab.“That was an unbelievable play Kurt Suzuki Jersey ,” Robertson said. “It was the game-saving play.”Gardner hit his head against a chain-link part of the fence but said he was fine.Catcher Gary Sanchez also is of concern to the Yankees. He had two more passed balls to raise his major league-leading total to 17 in just 72 games behind the plate. He had 16 last year, tied for most in the majors.“I felt like he did so many good things behind the plate tonight, but a few bumps there we’ve got to continue to work on and continue to clean up,” Boone said.New York used eight pitchers and gave its starters extra rest ahead of the postseason, and the Rays managed just two hits – both off Sonny Gray (11-9) in two innings. Reliever Jonathan Holder started and went one innings. Zach Britton worked ninth for his seventh save.“I don’t think it’s fair for them to call it a bullpen day. it’s more like a closer day,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “They are very special.”Andrew McCutchen McCutchen joined Stanton and Seattle’s Nelson Cruz as the only players with at least 20 homers in each of the last eight seasons.. McCutchen homered in the third, but Tommy Pham doubled in the fourth, advanced on a passed ball and scored on Brandon Lowe’s double-play grounder.Stanton had a run-scoring double in the fifth off Ryan Yarbrough (15-6) and is hitting .149 (11 for 74) with 10 RBIs in September. Aaron Judge hit a run-scoring double in the seventh, his second RBI since coming off the disabled list after recuperating from a broken wrist.DIDI DIAGNOSISGregorius will see team doctors Wednesday. “It feels way better,” he said.DISAGREEMENTRays OF Carlos Gomez said he was fined by the commissioner’s office for an ejection by umpire Andy Fletcher after arguing a strike call in Thursday night’s game at Toronto. He plans to appeal it. “I don’t think it’s fair,” Gomez said.STREAKINGPham has reached base in a career-high 26 straight games, the longest active streak in the AL. He has hits in 25 of them.TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: INF Thairo Estrada, who started the year on the DL after being shot in the right thigh during a robbery attempt in January and then had a season-ending back injury at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes/Barre, played in an Instructional League camp game. He is preparing to play in the Arizona Fall League.Rays: CF Kevin Kiermaier (sore shoulder) was out of the lineup. … C Nick Ciuffo left with a bruised right hand.UP NEXTRHP Luis Severino (18-8) starts for the Yankees on Tuesday night against a Rays reliever. A weekly look at some of the standout players during spring training and how they might help their teams this season (through Wednesday):BYRON BUXTON, MINNESOTA TWINS, OFThe 25-year-old started spring training with five straight hits, including two homers. The speedy outfielder hit .253 with 16 homers and 29 stolen bases in 2017, but batted .156 last year while dealing with migraines , a broken toe plus hand and wrist issues.JULIO URIAS, LOS ANGELES DODGERS, LHPThe hard-throwing left hander had a good start to spring training, pitching a scoreless inning against Oakland. Still just 22 years old, he has a chance to break camp in the starting rotation, especially with ace Clayton Kershaw’s uncertain health. Urias made his MLB debut in 2016 at 19, but his quick rise was stalled by surgery on June 27, 2017, to repair the anterior capsule of his left shoulder. He returned to the Dodgers last Sept. 15 and made three appearances.YOAN MONCADA, CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 2BThe 23-year-old former top prospect had five hits in his first eight at-bats. Moncada flashed an intriguing mix of power and speed last season with 32 doubles, 17 homers and 12 stolen bases, but those numbers were tempered by 217 strikeouts.LEWIS BRINSON, MIAMI MARLINS, OFThe 24-year-old hit three homers in his first four games, providing evidence of why the Marlins still believe he can be the team’s center fielder of the future. The former 2012 first-round pick had a disappointing rookie season in 2018, batting just .199 with 11 homers while striking out 120 times in 382 at bats.KYLE WRIGHT, ATLANTA BRAVES , RHPAtlanta is coming off its first division title since 2013, led by young prospects. The 23-year-old Wright, a rotation contender, pitched two scoreless innings in his spring training debut Wednesday. The fifth overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft made his big league debut last September. He gave up three runs in six innings during three appearances, including home runs to the New York Mets‘ Michael Conforto and Dominic Smith in a seven-pitch span.TROY TULOWITZKI, NEW YORK YANKEES, SSTulowitzki was a five-time All-Star but has not played in the major leagues since July 2017, missing last season because of surgery on April 2 for bone spurs in his right and left heels. He was released by the Blue Jays, signed with the Yankees and homered in his first at-bat in pinstripes, against his former team. New York hopes the 34-year-old can be its regular shortstop until Didi Gregorius returns from Tommy John surgery this summer.MIGUEL CABRERA, DETROIT TIGERS, 1B/DHAnother star coming back from an injury, the 35-year-old Cabrera had three hits, including a double, in his first six at-bats. Cabrera was limited to 38 games last season after rupturing a tendon in his left biceps in June. He is expected to be one of the few veterans on a rebuilding team.