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Jered Weaver goes for career-high 17th win versus A's today

September 14, 2011 | 12:19 pm

Photo: Jered Weaver. Credit: Chris Young / Associated Press.  

Jered Weaver will attempt to win his career-high 17th game today when the Angels ace opposes the Oakland Athletics in the finale of a three-game series in the Oakland Coliseum. The Angels enter play three games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West with 14 to play.

The effort Weaver exerts today against the A's will determine whether Manager Mike Scioscia brings the right-hander back on three days' rest for Sunday's game against Baltimore. If Weaver makes one of his next two starts on short rest, he would be in line to start the regular-season finale against Texas on Sept. 28. With today's game starting at 12:30 p.m., Weaver will already have an extra half day or rest.

First baseman Mark Trumbo is back in the lineup after sitting out Tuesday night's 6-3 win over the A's.

The Angels lineup: SS Erick Aybar, 2B Howie Kendrick, DH Bobby Abreu, RF Hunter, 1B Mark Trumbo, 3B Alberto Callaspo, LF Vernon Wells, CF Peter Bourjos, C Jeff Mathis, P Jered Weaver.

The A's lineup: SS Cliff Pennington, C Kurt Suzuki, DH Hideki Matsui, LF Josh Willingham, RF David DeJesus, 3B Scott Sizemore, CF Ryan Sweeney, 1B Brandon Allen, 2B Eric Sogard, P Rich Harden.

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-- Mike DiGiovanna in Oakland

Photo: Jered Weaver. Credit: Chris Young / Associated Press.

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