Hanley Ramirez leaves with hamstring cramp but says he'll play Monday

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez left Sunday's game with a cramp in his left hamstring but said following the team's 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays that he'll "be fine" to play Monday against Tampa Bay.

Ramirez suffered the injury rounding second base on Mitch Moreland's go-ahead single in the seventh inning. Ramirez reached on a walk and ran hard to second, taking the turn before he came up limping. He grabbed the back of his leg.

"I'll be fine,'' Ramirez said. "I'll be in there tomorrow.''

Ramirez is expected to be a big part of Boston's offense this season after slugger David Ortiz retired. Last season, Ramirez hit .286 with 30 homers and 111 RBIs.

Moreland's single pushed Boston ahead 6-5. Ramirez left for pinch runner Steve Selsky, limping slowly to the dugout.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.