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Jered Weaver Deals No-Hitter Against Minnesota Twins, Ending Ugly Series

Jered Weaver has been pretty solid this season for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but Wednesday night's performance was easily an improvement over anything else he's done this year. It was only against the Minnesota Twins, but a no-hitter is always impressive -- and that's exactly what Weaver dealt Wednesday night.

Weaver very rarely even challenged by the Twins lineup as only a foul ball from the Twins in the eighth inning looked like it had a chance of doing any damage before hooking foul in the corner of left field. Just a few batters later and his mission was accomplished, though, as a deep fly ball from Alexi Casilla was caught by Torii Hunter to end the game.

Weaver struck out nine and walked just one batter on his way to the near-perfect game. It took him 121 pitches, 71 of which were strikes, to accomplish the no-hitter agains the hapless Twins.

The perfect game was ruined by Josh Willingham's walk, but that was the only thing that could be construed as positive for the Twins in the 9-0 loss. Starting pitcher Liam Hendriks gave up nine hits and six runs in just a little more than two innings to fall to 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.