Paxton left in the top of the sixth inning Tuesday night. The team announced a preliminary diagnosis of a strain of the left lat muscle and said he will be re-evaluated Wednesday.
Paxton had retired 14 straight batters entering the sixth. Kole Calhoun snapped the streak with a single leading off the inning. Paxton threw one pitch to Mike Trout, and manager Lloyd McClendon and athletic trainer Rob Nodine immediately went to the mound. Paxton appeared to point toward the back of his left shoulder and arm, and was removed from the game. He was replaced by Yoervis Medina.
Paxton gave up three runs and four hits in five-plus innings.