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Jered Weaver Starts On Short Rest As Angels Seek To Avoid Sweep Against Orioles

The Angels have beaten the Orioles in five of their eight matchups this season.

The Los Angeles Angels are running of of time and need all the wins they can get. They turn to Jered Weaver on Sunday morning on three days rest, trying to salvage a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The Orioles have taken the first to games of the weekend series by scores of 8-3 and 6-2. The Halos now trail the Texas Rangers by four games in the loss column with just 11 games left in the season.

Weaver has allowed two total runs in his last two starts, spanning 15 innings. However, the two starts were markedly different, in that Weaver struck out 11 Yankees on September 9 and struck out only one Athletic on September 14. This is the second time this season that Weaver has pitched on three days rest. He did the same on August 28 in Texas, allowing seven runs in six innings in a loss to the Rangers.

Starting Weaver on three days rest on Sunday allows him to be on a regular schedule to pitch twice more during the regular season, including on September 28 against the Rangers in Anaheim, the final game of the regular season and one the Angels hope will be a meaningful one.

Alfredo Simon gets the start for Baltimore in the series finale. He is 4-8 with a 467 ERA on the season. The Angels have beaten the Orioles in five of their eight matchups this season.

Sunday morning's 10:35 a.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, be sure to read Halos Heaven.