GOODYEAR, Ariz.: The Indians and the Los Angeles Angels played to a 0-0 tie today at Goodyear Ballpark, and Daisuke Matsuzaka's outing was cut short by an injury.
After throwing a scoreless sixth, Matsuzaka began warming up in the seventh. Almost instantly, manager Terry Francona, one of the Tribe's trainers and Matsuzaka's translator trotted to the mound.
"Dice-K has a cramp in his right calf,'' Francona said. "It's hard to let a guy keep pitching like that.''
If the diagnosis remains the same, Matsuzaka probably will not miss his next outing, though Francona was in no position to answer medical questions.
"I haven't even seen him yet,'' he said.
Scott Kazmir continued his quest to win a spot in the rotation, pitching four scoreless innings, allowing three hits, walking one and striking out four.
Michael Bourn doubled and singled to trigger what little offense was generated by the Tribe.