Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jered Weaver returned from the disabled list
and threw six shutout innings to help the Angels beat the Giants, 6-0, to grab
the rubber match of a three-game series.
Weaver (7-1) who had been out with a lower-back strain he suffered in the
first inning of the Angels' May 28 contest against the New York Yankees,
allowed two hits, walked a pair and fanned three, but was removed after
throwing 78 pitches.
Kendrys Morales homered on his 29th birthday and Mark Trumbo made it back-to-
back shots in the eighth inning. Alberto Callaspo also went deep in Los
Angeles' ninth win in 12 games.
Ryan Vogelsong (6-3), who had six wins without a loss in an eight-start span,
had that streak broken despite yielding seven hits and three runs while
fanning six over seven innings.
The Giants, who didn't record an extra-base hit, lost to the Angels for the
sixth time in the last seven meetings.
Callaspo homered to right in the second and it became 2-0 in the fifth on RBI
singles from Erick Aybar and Mike Trout. Aybar's hit, which plated Howie
Kendrick, glanced off the tip of the glove of a diving Brandon Crawford at
shortstop. Buster Posey couldn't handle the one-hop throw to the plate from
Morales, who came into Wednesday mired in a 1-for-19 slump, got hold of a
Shane Loux pitch and homered to right-center leading off the eighth. Trumbo
then cranked his 17th homer, a blast to left-center. Bobby Wilson doubled to
the gap in right-center to score Kendrick later in the frame.
The Angels also placed pitcher Jerome Williams on the 15-day DL due to
breathing problems...Vogelsong suffered his first road loss since Aug. 19,
2011 at Houston...Weaver moved to 5-0 at home this year, where his ERA stands
at 0.70 in six starts. He also has won seven straight interleague starts and
has an all-time such mark of 12-3....Before Wednesday, the Giants had won each
of Vogelsong's last eight starts...Trumbo had seven RBI in the series...It was
the Angels' 10th shutout of the year, which tops the majors.
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