CLEVELAND — The Indians met up with one with of the hottest pitchers in the major league’s Monday night, but Jered Weaver proved to have ice water running through his veins.
Weaver got his 9th win of the season against one loss, giving up 5 hits in 7 innings in the Angels’ 3-0 victory over Cleveland.
In the seventh inning, Weaver loaded up the bases with no outs, but managed to pull a Houdini and induce the Indians to make three straight outs, the last a swinging strikeout to Shelley Duncan. The Indians couldn’t cross the plate when the opportunity arrived. The team left a total of 6 men on base and were 0-5 with runners in scoring position.
Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez pitched a season high 7.2 innings. Jimenez gave up 8 hits and only 3 runs against the Angels, but could not get much run support going head to head with Weaver. Los Angeles had just enough firepower to help out their ace. Howie Kendrick went 1-3 with a home run and scored 2 runs himself. Erick Aybar went 2-4 with a run and an RBI.
The Los Angeles Angels are back at Progressive Field Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Zach McAllister (2-1) will start for the Tribe and Dan Haren (6-7) will start for Los Angeles.
Fox8 intern Gabriel Kramer contributed to this report.