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Angels’ Weaver Throws Second Major League No-Hitter in 10 Days

May 03, 2012

Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels threw Major League Baseball’s second no-hitter in 10 days against the Minnesota Twins.

The only baserunners against right-hander Weaver came when catcher Chris Iannetta’s passed ball on a third strike allowed Chris Parmelee to reach first base in the second inning, and when Josh Willingham walked with two outs in the seventh.

The final out came with a little drama. Alexi Casilla hit a line drive to deep right field that Torii Hunter caught on the warning track, and the Angels raced out of the dugout to celebrate with Weaver.

“This is an unbelievable moment,” Weaver said in a televised interview. “A lot of things went my way.”

It was the second hitless game in which Weaver, 29, had been involved. He pitched the first six innings and combined with Jose Arredondo to allow no hits in a 1-0 loss at the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 28, 2008, which doesn’t officially count as a no-hitter because the Angels lost.

The 10th no-hitter in franchise history comes nine months after Ervin Santana achieved the feat July 27 for the Angels in a 3-1 win against the Cleveland Indians.

It was the second no-hitter in baseball in less than two weeks. Chicago White Sox right-hander Philip Humber threw a perfect game on April 22, the 21st in major league history.

It’s the first no-hitter of the Twins since David Wells of the New York Yankees threw a perfect game against them on May 17, 1998.

“I’m at a loss for words,” said Weaver, whose older brother, Jeff, had an 11-year major league pitching career that included two seasons with the Yankees. “It hasn’t even kicked in yet.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Gloster in San Francisco at rgloster@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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