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Angels pitcher Jered Weaver denied a shot at history

April 27, 2011 |  5:10 pm

Ljzfbxnc The Angels will use Thursday’s off day to give their starters an extra day of rest, meaning Jered Weaver, who is 6-0 with a 0.99 earned run average in his first six starts, will not pitch again until Sunday in Tampa Bay.

That will deny Weaver a chance to become the first pitcher since 1891 to win seven games before May 1, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Baltimore’s Sadie McMahon was 9-0 through games of April 30 that season and went on to win 35 games for the 1891 Orioles.


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Photo: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver. Credit: Mike Stone / Reuters