"I definitely wasn't in a position right there to help us, if I had to tag up or score," Tulowitzki said. "I knew I needed to get out before I further injured myself. I'm sore. I'll come to the locker room [Saturday] and talk to the trainers, see what they say, and we'll decide where we go from there."
It's the first time Tulowitzki has had a hamstring issue in his Major League career.
"First time, so I don't really know what to expect," Tulowitzki said. "Nothing to gauge it off of here. I'm not sure [about the disabled list]. See when I wake up if it's sore and how I'm doing walking. It's definitely sore."
Tulowitzki walked with one out and moved to second on a walk to Russell Martin. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch by Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian.
Tulowitzki slid feet-first into third. He was then lifted for Devon Travis, who scored on a two-run double by Justin Smoak, which gave the Blue Jays a 5-4 lead.
"I was reading the ball in the dirt there, trying to advance," said Tulowitzki, who said the injury did not occur on the slide. "I knew that was a big run, and with Russ behind me as the go-ahead run, I was playing the game. It's unfortunate. I'll be OK."
Travis remained in the game at second, while Darwin Barney moved from second to shortstop.
Tulowitzki was 1-for-3 with a single, a walk and a run scored. He's hitting .263 with one home run and 10 RBIs in 16 games.
Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.