American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Cleveland|
(Monday, July 2nd)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 3, Cleveland 0
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Jered Weaver pitched seven-plus innings of
shutout ball as the LA Angels of Anaheim took a 3-0 win over the Cleveland
Indians in the opener of a three-game set.
Weaver (9-1) gave up five hits and walked three while striking out two to win
his fourth straight decision for the Angels, who have won six of their last
eight games. Howie Kendrick hit a solo home run and scored twice while Erick
Aybar went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
"He had some tough hitters over there who can put the ball in play," said
Angels manager Mike Scioscia about Weaver. "He used all his pitches there
and did a good job of keeping them off-balance all night."
Shin-Soo Choo had two of the five hits for the Indians, who had won three of
four coming in. Ubaldo Jimenez (7-7) gave up three runs on eight hits with
four walks and four strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings.
"Ubaldo pitched well again for us tonight," said Cleveland manager Manny Acta.
"We can count on him to do that every five days. Unfortunately, we couldn't
get anything going for him at the plate."
The Angels opened the game with an infield single from Aybar, but he was
quickly caught stealing. Torii Hunter then singled and, after Albert Pujols
flied out, Kendrys Morales doubled to put men on second and third, but Mark
Trumbo flied out to end the frame.
Pujols was left on third in the fourth inning while the Indians managed just
one baserunner through the first four innings.
In the fifth, the Angels worked a run across. Kendrick was hit by a pitch to
start the frame and moved to third on a Bobby Wilson single. Aybar then lofted
a sac fly to center that scored Kendrick for a 1-0 lead.
The Indians were retired in order in the fifth and a double play from Jack
Hannahan followed a Shelley Duncan walk in the sixth.
Kendrick hit his fifth homer of the year in the seventh, a one-out shot over
the left field wall, for a 2-0 lead.
The Indians appeared poised for a big seventh inning as their first three
batters reached base to load them up with no outs, but they came away empty-
Jason Kipnis walked, Michael Brantley singled and Carlos Santana walked to
fill the bags. Johnny Damon then hit a sharp grounder to third that Alberto
Callaspo fielded cleanly and went home for the force out. Casey Kotchman then
popped a foul behind the catcher that was grabbed by Wilson and Duncan struck
out swinging to end the inning.
Callaspo drew a bases loaded walk with two outs in the eighth to give the
Angels a 3-0 lead.
Scott Downs took over for Weaver with two on and no outs in the eighth and got
Asdrubal Cabrera to hit into a double play before Kipnis flied out to end the
Downs then set the Indians down in order in the ninth for his seventh save of
Angels center fielder Mike Trout was not in the starting lineup due to a sore
right pinkie finger. He entered the game as a pinch-runner in the eighth...The
Indians took two of three from the Angels in Cleveland in late April...Weaver
improved to 6-2 in 14 career starts against the Indians...Jimenez fell to 0-2
in two career starts against the Angels...Dan Haren pitches for the Angels on
Tuesday while Zach McAllister toes the rubber for the Indians.
07/03 00:28:05 ET