History is sore subject for Weaver

You have to hand it to Jered Weaver. He pitched one the best outings of his career Saturday against the Dodgers with six hitless innings, but still thought he could have, and should have done better. A Weaver fielding error eventually led to the only Dodgers run of the night as the Angels lost even though they didn’t give up a hit. It was a historic night as the Angels became the fifth team in the modern era to lose a game while not allowing their opponent a hit. It was the sixth time it has ever happened in major-league history.

“Anytime you lose it’s not a good outing for you,” Weaver said. “You’re out there to win ballgames and go as deep as you can. Anytime you lose it’s going to stick with for a little bit. I’m sure (everybody) is going to eat this up a lot longer than I am.”

Weaver owned up to all lof it, even though the Angels offense was nowhere to be seen.

“Any loss is tough, it doesn’t matter what the (pitching) line is,” he said. “You’re trying to go out there and win ballgames and anytime your team doesn’t come out ahead, it’s frustrating. What are you going to do? You have to come back out there and win tomorrow.”

“This stings a little more, but any time you lose it’s going to sting.”

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Angels on a rare road slide

Friday’s defeat, combined with one at Washington on Wednesday means the Angels have lost consecutive road games for the first time since May 7-11 when they lost four in a row (one at KC and three at Tampa Bay). Friday’s 6-0 defeat to the Dodgers was just the third time the Angels have been shut out this season. They were also shut out May 9 and 10 at Tampa Bay.

At least Vladimir Guerrero managed to extend his hitting streak to 16 games, but had to do it on an infield single. He is batting .426 (26-for-61) during his hit streak to raise his average from .251 to its current .290.

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Figgins out with an infection

Manager Mike Scioscia said he made Chone Figgins a late stratch against the Dodgers on Friday because of an infection Figgins developed on a cut near his knee. Scioscia said Figgins is on antibiotics and the infection is not deemed to be serious. Robb Quinlan started at third base in place of Figgins. The Angels’ regular leadoff hitter is available for pinch-hit duty if necessary.

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