Jered Weaver No-Hits the Minnesota Twins for Second No-No of the Year

Ethan ArnoldCorrespondent IMay 3, 2012

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 02:  Starting pitcher Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after throwing a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 2, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Twins 9-0.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Just weeks after Phil Humber threw nine perfect innings against the Seattle Mariners on April 21st, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver managed to get his name in the history books as well.

Weaver pitched nine hitless innings against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, striking out nine. It was one walk that kept Weaver from achieving perfection as Humber did weeks ago.

Not only was the Angels pitching in tact during Weaver's historical performance, but the offense was locked in as well. The Angels were able to string together a total of nine runs in the first four innings, led by the hot bat of Howie Kendrick.

Kendrick concluded the day going 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Kendrys Morales also put together a solid line, going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. One player that was absent from the home run column was Albert Pujols, making it 25 straight games without a homer.

Weaver became the 274th pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to toss a no-no. He accomplished the feat throwing 121 pitches (77 for strikes). In the final out of the game, Alexi Casilla sent a fly ball all the way to the warning track before it was reeled in by Gold Glove outfielder Torii Hunter.

The slumping Angels hope that Weaver's outstanding performance could be the start to something good after starting the season 9-15. Weaver is now 4-0 with a 1.61 ERA.