The discomfort continued through Ellsbury's sixth-inning at-bat, a popout to shortstop, and Ellsbury was replaced defensively for the bottom of the seventh inning.
"It was tight," Ellsbury said. "I'll expect to be in there tomorrow, but I think it was the right decision. I got some ice on it, did everything we could, and I plan on being in there tomorrow."
Manager Joe Girardi said that no tests are planned for Ellsbury, who finished the night 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, a walk and two runs scored, extending his hitting streak to 16 games -- the longest active streak in the Majors.
Ellsbury has been dealing with tightness in the hip for about a week. He was scratched from the Yankees' lineup on Monday against the Royals because of the issue, but the game was rained out.
"Technically I didn't miss anything, because of the rainout," Ellsbury said. "But hitting the wall, I guess it could have happened on anything. I was running at pretty good speed."
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.