Jered Weaver is AL player of the week

May, 7, 2012
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Jered Weaver only made one start last week, but it was a good one. Weaver was named AL player of the week after he pitched the second no-hitter in the majors this season, shutting down the Minnesota Twins 9-0 on Wednesday.

Weaver, it so happens, will pitch against the Twins again tonight in Minnesota.

Weaver's no-hitter was the 10th in Angels history and the second in the last 10 months. Ervin Santana pitched one in Cleveland last July 27.

Weaver, 29, has allowed just three runs combined in his last three starts. In his no-hitter, Weaver threw 16 first-pitch strikes and struck out a season-high nine batters. Aside from a Chris Iannetta passed ball, the only runner to reach base against Weaver was Josh Willingham, who walked in the seventh inning.

Mark Saxon

ESPNLosAngeles.com
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for ESPNLosAngeles.com. He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jered Weaver
WINS ERA SO IP
18 3.59 169 213
OTHER LEADERS
BAH. Kendrick .293
HRM. Trout 36
RBIM. Trout 111
RM. Trout 115
OPSM. Trout .939
ERAG. Richards 2.61
SOJ. Weaver 169