RIGHTHANDER Jered Weaver threw his first no-hitter as the Angels pounded the Minnesota Twins, 9-0, Wednesday night.
The only two baserunners for the Twins were Chris Parmelee in the second inning when he struck out and ended up on first on a passed ball by catcher Chris Iannetta and a seventh-inning walk to Josh Willingham on a 3-and-2 count.
The Angels collected a season-high 15 hits. Howie Kendrick went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run.
Weaver (4-0) struck out eight and walked just nine on his way to the near-perfect game.
Alexi Casilla ended the chances for the Twins on a long fly ball to deep rightfield, but Torii Hunter grabbed it in front of the warning track, setting off a wild celebration at the mound as the Angel Stadium crowd broke into chants of "Weaver! Weaver!"
The last Angel to throw a no-hitter was Ervin Santana, on July 27, 2011. Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan has four no-hitters for the franchise, which has 10 overall.
In other games *
At New York, Jake Arrieta pitched eight innings of five-hit ball and the Baltimore Orioles ended Ivan Nova's 15-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory over the Yankees. Matt Wieters homered and hit an RBI double, Nick Markakis also connected for Baltimore.
Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez left the game during his at-bat in the bottom of the fifth because of a whiplash injury and possible concussion. He was hurt in the top of the inning diving to try to stop J.J. Hardy's double down the line, one of the Orioles' six extra-base hits.
Nova (3-1) was one win away from matching Roger Clemens' team record of 16 straight winning decisions. Since last June 10, Nova made 20 starts without a loss.
* At St. Petersburg, Fla., Sean Rodriguez and Luke Scott homered for Tampa Bay, helping righthander James Shields (5-0) become the AL's first five-game winner with a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
* At Detroit, Chris Getz's infield single in the ninth inning put Kansas City ahead, and the Royals held on to beat the Tigers, 3-2.
* At Toronto, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Kelly Johnson added a two-run drive and the Blue Jays beat Texas, 11-5, giving the Rangers consecutive losses for the first time this season. Ricky Romero (4-0) won for the fourth time in five starts.
* At Boston, Brandon McCarthy (2-3) held the Red Sox to one run over 6 2/3 innings as the Oakland Athletics won, 4-2. Seth Smith drove in a pair of runs for Oakland.
* At Chicago, Travis Hafner went 2-for-4, including a two-run homer in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the White Soxe, 6-3. Johnny Damon went 0-for-3 in his Indians debut after being called up to the team Tuesday.