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Angels waited less than a year for another no-hitter

The Sports Xchange
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--RHP Jered Weaver threw the ninth individual no-hitter in Angels history Wednesday night but their second in less than 10 months. RHP Ervin Santana threw a no-hitter against the Indians on July 27, 2011. Weaver's no-hitter was the first for the Angels at home since Mike Witt and Mark Langston combined to no-hit the Mariners on April 11, 1990.

--Weaver was actually part of a no-hitter once before. He and RHP Jose Arredondo combined on eight no-hit innings against the Dodgers on June 28, 2008, at Dodger Stadium. Weaver went the first six innings, but the Angels lost, 1-0. It is not an official no-hitter.

--RHP Jerome Williams threw a three-hit shutout against the Twins on Tuesday. He and Weaver are the first Angels pitchers to throw back-to-back complete-game shutouts since Bert Blyleven and Kirk McCaskill on Aug. 2-3, 1989.

--1B Kendrys Morales was 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a home run in Wednesday's victory. He is 8-for-16 in the past four games and is batting .463 (19-for-41) at home this season. He is 4-for-31 (.129) on the road.

--RF Torii Hunter was 2-for-4 Wednesday and scored twice. That gives him 1,000 career runs. Hunter now has at least one hit in each of his past 13 games against his former team, the Twins, and he has batted .456 (26-for-57) against them over the past two seasons.

BY THE NUMBERS
9 -- Individual no-hitters in Angels history (four by Nolan Ryan, one each by Bo Belinsky, Clyde Wright, Mike Witt, Ervin Santana and now Jered Weaver)

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I wasn't throwing 97 or 98 (mph) up there. It was the same 'poo-poo' I've been throwing up there all year." -- RHP Jered Weaver, on whether he had "no-hit stuff" Wednesday.

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