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Jered Weaver pitches three-hitter in Angels' 2-0 victory over A's

Jered Weaver pitches three-hitter in Angels' 2-0 victory over A's

There are all sorts of metrics within baseball, most of which can be described as either traditional metrics, such as wins, or sabermetrics,  such as wins above replacement. And then there are made-up metrics, such as the term Maddux, invented four years ago on an unaffiliated blog but with surprising reach since.

To achieve a Maddux, a pitcher must throw a shutout in fewer than 100 pitches. On Sunday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum, the Angels’ Jered Weaver became the first man in the major leagues to throw a Maddux in 2016. 

In itself, it is an improbable feat. Hall of Fame right-hander Greg Maddux himself completed it 13 times. The...

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