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Weaver Throws Second No-Hitter of MLB Season in 9-0 Angels Win

May 03, 2012

Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels pitched the second no-hitter of the Major League Baseball season in a 9-0 win over the Minnesota Twins.

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 over the Cleveland Indians.

Chicago White Sox right-hander Philip Humber threw a perfect game April 22, the 21st in major league history. Roy Halladay pitched the last perfect game in the National League, in a 1-0 win for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Florida Marlins on May 29, 2011. Dallas Braden achieved the feat in the American League 20 days before Halladay in a 4-0 win for the Oakland Athletics against the Tampa Bay Rays.

It’s the first no-hitter given up by the Twins since they faced David Wells of the New York Yankees May 17, 1998, when they lost 4-0.

Santana’s no-hitter was the third and final one last season.

Texas Rangers President and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan holds the major league record with seven no-hitters. Ryan got four of his no-hitters for the Angels, with his third coming against the Twins, on Sept. 28, 1974.

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