The Wrap: AL
AL Quote of the Night
"I threw strikes. That was the difference."
-- Angels pitcher Jered Weaver explaining rather simply how he bounced back from his shortest outing of the season to throw his second career shutout
Jered Weaver threw his second career complete game shutout to lead the Angels past the Indians. Weaver's 116-pitch gem followed his shortest outing of the season where he gave up eight in just 3 1/3 innings in Baltimore. The Angels were able to carve out three runs on just four hits against Indians starter Jeremy Sowers. Sowers was ultimately undone by the five walks he issued in his 6 2/3 innings of work.
The Orioles dropped their fifth straight as Rays starter Jeff Niemann pitched 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball for his 11th win of the season. Baltimore rookie Chris Tillman had a quality start, allowing three runs over six innings but still earned his first loss of the season (1-1). Tillman gave up all three runs on solo shots in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings. The Orioles threatened late, scoring their lone run in the eighth inning on a Brian Roberts homer.
Roy Halladay failed to pitch six innings or more for just the second time this season as the Red Sox knocked around the Blue Jays ace. Halladay gave up five runs (one unearned) in five innings, though he did strike out seven to take the loss. After several hard-luck losses, Boston starter Clay Buchholz finally earned a win, giving up one run in six innings of work. Buchholz had allowed a combined three earned runs in his previous two starts but had two losses to show for it. Jason Bay hit a two-run homer and David Ortiz and Victor Martinez both delivered solo shots to lead the Red Sox offense. Halladay was one of several AL aces to fall Wednesday as Kansas City's Zack Greinke and Detroit's Justin Verlander also lost.
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