Tyler Skaggs did not allow a hit through 4 2/3 innings Wednesday night, but the Angels left-hander did not remain in the game long enough to get a decision, let alone a chance to throw no-hitter, against the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards.
Skaggs struck out the first two batters of the fifth inning and walked Steve Pearce. But after throwing a first-pitch ball to Caleb Joseph, Manager Mike Scioscia and athletic trainer Rick Smith came to the mound, and Skaggs was pulled.
Right-hander Mike Morin replaced Skaggs and gave up Joseph’s bloop single to shallow right-center field, the first Orioles hit of the game, but he got Jonathan Schoop to fly to right, preserving a 0-0 tie.
Skaggs, who is 5-5 with a 4.30 earned-run average, was initially diagnosed with left forearm tightness, and the injury does not appear to be serious, but he will be further examined by doctors.
If Skaggs, who missed most of June because of a right hamstring strain, is forced to go on the disabled list or miss a start or two, Hector Santiago would remain in the Angels' rotation.
Santiago was expected to be bumped to the bullpen or back to triple A to remain stretched out as a starter when C.J. Wilson (right-ankle sprain) returns Saturday.