Before last night's game, Torii Hunter and today's starter, Jered Weaver, were honored. Hunter won the Owners Trophy, presented to the team MVP, and Weaver took the Nick Adenhart Award, presented to the club's best pitcher. Both awards are voted on by Angels' players.
Weaver enters today's game tied with Jon Lester of the Red Sox and Tim Lincecum of the Giants for second place in the majors with 220 strikeouts. They are all seven strikeouts behind Felix Hernandez of the Mariners.
Weaver is 6-3 with a 1.72 ERA in 15 home starts this season, and has not given up more than three runs in a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim since August 24, 2009.
Today is the second career start for Tony Pena.
Here are today's lineups:
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