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.