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Angels scratch Jered Weaver from a start to use ace in playoff opener
Angels scratch Jered Weaver from a start to use ace in playoff opener

With the American League West title secured Wednesday night, the Angels scratched Jered Weaver from Thursday night’s start against Seattle to give the ace some extra rest before his final two regular-season starts and line him up for Game 1 of the AL division series on Oct. 2. Weaver, who is 17-8 with a 3.50 earned-run average, was scheduled to make three more starts, including the Sept. 28 season finale at Seattle if that game had playoff implications. The right-hander instead will pitch Saturday night against Texas in Angel Stadium and on Sept. 26 in Seattle, giving him six days off before Saturday’s start and five days off before his next start. Pitchers normally get...

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