The Tigers couldn't grab a win in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday against the Red Sox and they dodged a big blow to their lineup.

Victor Martinez grabbed his left quad after hitting a one-out single in the ninth inning before gingerly walking off the field for a pinch-runner.

While there was some concern about the severity because Martinez missed the entire 2012 season due to microfracture surgery on his left knee he brushed it off.

"Just a little cramp. but that was it" Martinez said. "Anyway I was going to get a pinch-runner so not a big deal."