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Jered Weaver Pitches Shutout Gem As Angels Beat Seattle 4-0

Before Angels starter Jered Weaver took the field Tuesday night in Seattle, the Angels offense had scored more runs than they had in any of his previous three starts.  But Weaver (8-4) would only need one.

The Angels' ace pitched his third complete game, and second shutout of the season in Seattle as the Angels took game 2 of their 3-games series against the Mariners by the score of 4-0.  Weaver allowed 5 hits, while striking out 6 and walking one.

All of the Angels runs game in the first inning when the Halos sent nine men to the plate.  Erick Aybar started the game with a lead-off double and scored when Torii Hunter singled to left.  After a Bobby Abreu walk and a fielder's choice by Vernon Wells put runners on the corners, Howie Kendrick and Russell Branyan hit back-to-back singles to plate two more.  Peter Bourjos finished off the scoring with an RBI double down the left field line to score Kendrick.  Every Angel in the lineup had a hit in the game except for the recently hot-hitting Wells.

Tonight's win was the 4000th in the franchise's history.  The back-to-back wins are the first for the Angels since May 29-30.  In that stretch the club had gone 4-9, but has won 3 of their last four games.