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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jered Weaver pitched the second no-hitter in the majors in less than two weeks, completely overmatching Minnesota and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-0 win over the Twins on Wednesday night.
Weaver struck out nine and walked one. The Twins never came close to getting a hit against the All-Star right-hander.
“It was an easy ride,” Weaver said.
Weaver then got Alexi Casilla to lift a long fly that right fielder Torii Hunter easily caught at the warning track. The Angels’ ace watched his Gold Glove outfielder make the play, and put his hands on his head as the Angels rushed out to mob him.
After that, Weaver finished off the Twins in fast order.
His gem complete, Weaver hugged his wife, his dad and his mom, who was crying on the field.
“I was locked in for the most part,” he said. “My mom, dad, wife, this was awesome.”
“I’m at a loss for words right now. It hasn’t kicked in yet,” he said. “Thank you for all your support. Couldn’t have done it without the defense. The guys were picking me up left and right.”
This was the second Angels no-hitter in less than a year — Ervin Santana pitched one July 27 at Cleveland — and the 10th for the Angels franchise, including four by Nolan Ryan.
Weaver threw 121 pitches, and the cheers from the crowd of 27,288 kept growing louder.
By Tammy Bruce
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