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Jered Weaver is picking up speed as Angels win, 3-2

Jered Weaver is picking up speed as Angels win, 3-2

Jered Weaver varied his pitches to great effect throughout seven innings at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday afternoon. He did not vary his answers afterward.

In a performance that seemed improbable if not impossible one month ago, when he was struggling to retire Class-A hitters in empty spring-training ballparks, the 33-year-old right-hander held the Chicago White Sox to three hits and one run as the Angels won, 3-2.

Closer Huston Street was on the brink of blowing a two-run lead in the ninth inning, yielding a home run, consecutive walks and a deep fly to Austin Jackson, but the ball stopped just short of the left-field wall. The Angels had their victory to salvage an even...

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