Weaver Outduels Millwood to Beat Rangers

Angels right-hander throws seven shutout innings in win
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2008 2:31 AM CDT
Texas Rangers' Kevin Millwood pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 5, 2008, in Anaheim, Calif.    (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)
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(Newser) – Jered Weaver pitched seven scoreless innings, Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick had run-scoring hits and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 last night. Weaver (1-1) allowed three hits, walked none and struck out six after losing at Minnesota in the first opening-day assignment of his career. Weaver threw 93 pitches. Francisco Rodriguez picked up his third save.

Kevin Millwood (0-2) allowed 12 hits over eight innings, going the distance for the 15th time in 317 career starts. He struck out seven and walked one. The Rangers had played an AL-record 195 consecutive regular-season games without a complete-game effort by their staff since Aug. 29, 2006, when Millwood allowed eight hits in a 9-4 win against Baltimore.