Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/24/14
ARLINGTON, Texas On a day when the Rangers made a major pitching acquisition, they saw first-hand what a strong pitching performance can do for a team. Unfortunately for the Rangers, that pitching performance came from the Angels' Jered Weaver. Weaver shut out the Rangers for the first six innings Tuesday to lift the Angels to a 6-2 win. Weaver won his eighth consecutive start to improve to 14-1 on the season. The win pulled the Angels within three games of the AL West-leading Rangers and gave them a 2-0 start on the four-game series. Weaver retired the first 14 batters he faced while the Angels built a 6-0 lead off Rangers starter Derek Holland. Weaver left after giving up two runs in the seventh, but that was all the offense the wilting Rangers could muster. "That's why he's 14-1, because he can pitch," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He's at his best when he's in trouble. It seems like every time he's in trouble against us, he...
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