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Angels Look To Jered Weaver To Get Them Back On Track

The Angels hope to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season Wednesday night when they face the Tampa Bay Rays for the final time in the 2011 regular season. 

Having lost 4 in-a-row and 6 of 7, the Angels look to Jered Weaver (7-4, 2.14 ERA) to be their "stopper".  The last time the Halos won was last Friday when Weaver beat the New York Yankees.  In that game, Weaver went 7 innings, allowing 2 runs on just 3 hits.  With the way the Angels' offense has been hitting recently, it's going to take another dominating outing from Weaver if the Angels hope to end their current streak.

Looking to keep the Angels out of the wins column will be right-hander James Shields (5-4, 2.77 ERA).  Shields is also looking to rebound from his worst start of the season when he allowed eight runs in 4 innings during Thursday's loss to Seattle.

Both Weaver and Shields has had success against their opposing teams.  In six starts against the Rays, Weaver has gone 4-1 with a 2.27 ERA.  Shields has been just as good against the Angels.  In seven starts he is 4-2 while compiling a 2.58 ERA.

Who's Hot - Last 7 Games:
Bobby Abreu - 9 for his last 21 (.429), 3 2B, 2 SB
Mark Trumbo - 7 for his last 22 (.318), 3 2B, 1 HR
Maicer Izturis - 6 for his last 20 (.300)

Johnny Damon- 11 for his last 29 (.379), 3 2B, 1 3B
Ben Zobrist - 9 for his last 28 (.321), 2 2B

Who's Cold - Last 7 Games:
Torii Hunter - 3 for his last 23 (.130)
Howie Kendrick - 1 for his last 14 (.071)
Alberto Callaspo - 5 for his last 24 (.208)

Matt Joyce - 4 for his last 26 (.154)
Sean Rodriguez - 1 for his last 18 (.056), 9 K
BJ Upton -3 for his last 21 (.143)

Game time is 7:05 (PDT) and will be show in Fox Sports West.  For more Angels' news, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.