Jered Weaver threw eight shutout innings and Albert Pujols drove in the game’s lone run, as the Angels avoided a three-game sweep against the Twins with a 1-0 win at Angel Stadium. Weaver yielded only two hits while striking out nine to even his record at 5-and-5. Ernesto Frieri [[ free-AIR-ee ]] stranded runners on the corners to preserve the lead and earn his 25th save. The Halos halted a three-game slide. Mike Pelfrey was saddled with the loss despite scattering five hits and only one run in six strong innings. Minnesota is 4-and-2 since the All-Star break.
Minnesota travels to Seattle to play the Mariner’s tonight, coverage begins at 8:40pm on SAM 107.3.