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Gary Sanchez can’t get big pinch hit after sitting with leg tightness

HOUSTON — Gary Sanchez came off the bench to pinch hit in the eighth inning of the Yankees’ 8-6 loss to the Astros on Wednesday after sitting because of tightness in his lower legs. Sanchez said he felt the tightness Monday during the first of three games against the Astros and that it had nothing to do with his getting hit in the groin while behind the plate that night. Sanchez was used as the DH Tuesday night, when he felt tightness in the later innings, and watched from the bench at the start of Wednesday evening’s action before striking out in the eighth inning with the tying run at third base. “With the off day [Thursday] and having a lot of guys down it is probably best to try and grab a couple of days here while we can ...