ANAHEIM, Calif. On one grand and glorious evening, the Angels washed away the misery that was April.
Rather, Jered Weaver washed it away.
He did it with a no-hit pitching performance Wednesday night that was commanding and inspiring, and perhaps it will be the turning point in what has been a mostly moribund season at Angel Stadium.
After he threw the last pitch of the game -- one that was caught in deep right field by Torii Hunter -- Weaver put his hands to his head, smiled broadly and let the ovation soak in. A no-hitter is not something pitchers like to talk about until it happens, but now Weaver has one.
He beat the Minnesota Twins 9-0, and although it was a game in which the Angels' offense finally came to life, it was Weaver who made the night memorable. He walked just one batter, and he endured only a couple of frightening moments when his no-no seemed to be in jeopardy.
Otherwise, he was pretty much in control.
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