Weaver, Green Lead Angels Over Brewers 5-0
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jared Weaver tossed six scoreless innings and Grant Green hit a three-run double that led the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
The Angels made their first trip to Miller Park since April 2007, when they played the Indians in a game moved due to heavy snow in Cleveland. This was the Angels’ first appearance against the Brewers at Miller Park since sweeping a three-game series in June 2002.
Weaver (9-7) allowed just three singles, striking out three and walking three. He escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth, and the Brewers stranded 13 runners overall.
Wily Peralta (8-14) allowed three runs on four hits in six innings. He has lost five of his last six decisions.
Kole Calhoun hit a solo home run in the fourth, his fifth. Green’s bases-loaded double down the left-field line keyed a four-run seventh that broke open the game.
Calhoun drew a leadoff walk and Mark Trumbo singled, chasing Peralta. Reliever Ron Wooten struck out Hank Conger, but Luis Jimenez singled to bring up Green.
Green doubled just inside the bag at third and J.B. Shuck followed with an RBI single.
The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, sandwiching singles by Aramis Ramirez and Scooter Gennett around Carlos Gomez being hit by a pitch.
But Martin Maldonado popped out on a 3-0 pitch and Peralta flied out.
Milwaukee also loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh against Michael Kahn on a single and two walks, but Gomez lined to second.
NOTES: Angels OF Josh Hamilton didn’t play. “(Hamilton’s) shoulder is a little sore so we are going to give him today,” manager Mike Scioscia said. … Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said a change of scenery might benefit reliever John Axford, who was dealt earlier Friday to St. Louis. “I think probably a new atmosphere going with a team that should get into the playoffs, should be a great opportunity and place for him to go and get it back together again.” … Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley threw out the first pitch, with the rest of the Packers tight ends taking up infield positions. Finley’s low, hard throw out of an exaggerated windup skipped past the catcher.