Jered Weaver was really on his game tonight in Cleveland. He retired the first 11 batters he faced, then allowed a single by Shin-Soo Choo, but rebounded to retire the next 10 hitters. He dispatched 21 out of the 22 batters he faced in the game.â†µ
It was only the fourth game in Angels' history in which a starter pitched seven or more innings allowing one baserunner or less:â†µ
- On July 7, 2006 in Oakland, John Lackey allowed a leadoff double to Mark Kotsay, and then proceeded to retire the next 27 in order for a one-hit shutout. â†µ
- On May 30, 1984, Mike Witt had the greatest final day of the season ever, tossing a perfect game against the Rangers in Texas. â†µ
- Last but not least, who can forget Chris Knapp, who on September 3, 1978 allowed a second-inning home run to Willie Horton, but nothing else in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays? â†µ
Weaver's seven innings tonight give him 204 on the season, his second straight season with 200 innings pitched. He set his career high in innings pitched last season with 211.â†µ
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