OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver bounced back from two rough starts to pitch three-hitter, and the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Oakland Athletics 2-0 on Sunday.
Weaver (6-6) had given up 11 earned runs over his last 11 1/3 innings before helping the Angels to their fifth win in six games against the A's this season. The right-hander had only one strikeout but faced just two over the minimum on the way to his first shutout since May 8, 2015.
It marked just the fourth time in 14 starts this season that Weaver has gone past the sixth inning.
Albert Pujols drove in one run, Johnny Giavotella had two hits and Carlos Perez broke out of a long slump a solo home run leading off the fifth.
Both of the Angels runs came off Oakland starter Eric Surkamp (0-5).
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