ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Tampa Bay right-hander Hideo Nomo limped off the mound with an apparent leg injury during the sixth inning of Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.

The 36-year-old pitcher set himself to go into his windup for a 1-0 pitch to Paul Konerko before stopping abruptly and clutching the back of his thigh. He was replaced by Lance Carter with the Devil Rays trailing 2-1.

Nomo allowed two runs and five hits. He walked two and struck out four.