Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Jered Weaver worked seven strong innings and set a franchise record with his performance, as the LA Angels of Anaheim dumped Texas, 4-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set from Angel Stadium.
Weaver (10-7) limited the opposition to four hits and an unearned run, fanning seven with three walks to snap a two-start losing streak. In the process, the 27-year-old Los Angeles native set a franchise record by becoming the first pitcher to win 10-or-more games in each of his first five seasons.
Brian Fuentes locked down the win with a scoreless ninth for his 20th save.
Alberto Callaspo and Mike Napoli drove in runs and Torii Hunter collected three hits for the Angels, who won for just the third time in their last 10 contests.
Vladimir Guerrero knocked in the only run for the Rangers, who dropped two of three in the series but have nonetheless won six of their last 10.
Cliff Lee (9-5) went the distance in defeat, charged with nine hits and four runs. The lefty has now gone nine straight starts of at least eight innings, the longest such streak since Toronto’s Pat Hentgen reeled off 12 in a row in 1996.