The Angels have never lost a game started by Jered Weaver in Anaheim against the Mariners. That streak continued tonight, but it took a little longer than usual, as the Angels beat Seattle 1-0 in 10 innings for their second straight win. Vernon Wells delivered an RBI single to score Torii Hunter for the game's only run, off Dan Cortes.
Weaver was magnificent yet again, pitching nine shutout innings, lowering his MLB-best ERA to 1.78. However, Weaver got a no-decision. He did strikeout eight batters against just one walk, and allowed seven hits on the night.
"As the game went on, he worked into his stuff. Pitching with your back against the wall, he had to bring out a lot of pitches earlier than he would have liked to," manager Mike Scioscia said of Weaver after the game. "He really changed speeds well."
Jason Vargas pitched six scoreless innings of his own for Seattle, though he was almost touched up in the bottom of the third inning. Hunter, who had a single and two doubles on the night, nearly had a two-run home run, but rookie Trayvon Robinson, playing in his first major league game, made a tremendous grab while nearly falling into the seats in left field.
The Angels are 5-0 at home against the Mariners this season, and have been them eight straight games at home dating back to last season.
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