DETROIT - JULY 31: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim yells into the Tigers dugout after being throw out of the game by homeplate umpire Hunter Wendelsteadt for throwing a pitch close to Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers after Carlos Guillen #9 solo homerun to right field at Comerica Park on July 31, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Tigers: Jered Weaver Ejected in Wild 3-2 Loss to at Comerica Park

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Angels vs. Tigers, MLB Scores: Weaver Ejected, Verlander Loses No-No in Eighth, Tigers Win 3-2

The Los Angeles Angels were looking for a series win on the road against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, with the game being advertised as one of the best pitching match ups of the year between aces Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander. And when it was all said and done Weaver lost his cool in the seventh and was ejected from the game while Verlander kept his with a no-hit bid through seven 2/3 innings as the Tigers topped the Angels by a score of 3-2 at Comerica Park. 

Weaver (L 14-5) wasn't too happy with home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after he thought he threw strike three to Carlos Guillen, then was taken yard by Guillen the very next pitch. Guillen gave Weaver a stare down while running to first, prompting Weaver to say something to the umpire then throw at the head of Alex Avila. Weaver was immediately ejected, leaving the game with three runs on four hits along with one walk and eight strikeouts. 

As for Verlander (W 15-5), he had everything going for him until Eric Aybar bunted to begin the inning, eventually reaching base on an error by Verlander. Aybar would later score on a fielder's choice from Peter Bourjos followed by an RBI single from Maicer Izturis to break up the no-no. Verlander would depart after eight innings of two run ball along with two walks and nine punch outs. Jose Valverde got the save for the Tigers, his 28th of the season.

With the loss the Angels move to 59-50 on the year. Full box score can be found here

For more on the Angels, head over to Halos Heaven to get in on the action. 

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Justin Verlander No-Hitting Angels Through Seventh Inning

The Detroit TigersJustin Verlander has been one of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball in 2011, already with a no-hitter to his name this season already. But Justin is looking to make history once again as he has another no-hitter going through the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park. 

Verlander threw his second career no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7 during a 9-0 Tigers victory, and narrowly missed throwing a perfect game after he allowed a walk in the eighth inning to rookie J.P. Arencibia on Verlander's 12th pitch of the at bat. Justin threw 108 pitches during his outing, striking out four Blue Jays along the way. 

If he can navigate his way to his second no-hitter of the year Verlander would join a short list of players to throw multiple no-hitters in one season:

Virgil Trucks, Detroit Tigers, 1952 
Allie Reynolds, New York Yankees, 1951 
Nolan Ryan, California Angels, 1973 
Johnny Vander Meer, Cincinnati Reds, 1938

Verlander has given up two walks thus far, but has struck out seven and thrown 92 pitches on the day already. 

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Jered Weaver, Justin Verlander Duel In Battle Of Aces Sunday Morning In Detroit

The series finale Sunday morning at Comerica Park features one of the best pitching matchups of the season, as Cy Young candidates Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander face off. The Angels have won two of the first three games of the series with the Tigers, and look to win their 12th series of their last 13.

Weaver, Verlander, and New York's CC Sabathia are the likely favorites for the American League Cy Young Award. Weaver and Verlander are tied for second with 5.1 WAR, behind Sabathia's 5.6. Weaver leads the majors with a 1.79 ERA. Verlander leads the AL with 173 innings and 169 strikeouts. Both Weaver and Verlander are in search of their 15th win in today's game.

Weaver has pitched 13 straight quality starts, one shy of the Angels club record set by Frank Tanana in 1977. Weaver has pitched six innings or more in 30 straight starts.

Here are today's starting lineups:

Angels (59-49)

Izturis 2B
Hunter RF
Abreu DH
Wells LF
Callaspo 3B
Aybar SS
Trumbo 1B
Bourjos CF
Mathis C

Tigers (56-51)

Jackson CF
Boesch LF
Ordonez RF
Cabrera DH
Martinez 1B
Peralta SS
Guillen 2B
Avila C
Kelly 3B

Today's 10:05 a.m. PDT game will be televised by KCOP. For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.

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