Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval throws to the...

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Patrick Sandoval throws to the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Anaheim, Calif. Credit: AP/Ryan Sun

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval exited Monday night's start against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning with tightness in his right oblique.

The left-hander was removed after walking his first two batters in the fourth, giving him five free passes in the game. Los Angeles held a 1-0 lead over Texas, which began the night with a 2 1/2-game lead in the AL West.

Sandoval was making his 28th start of the season. He is 7-13 with a 4.11 ERA.

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