Jered Weaver pitched the second no-hitter in less than two weeks and the second by the Los Angeles Angels in less than a year, defeating the Minnesota Twins 9-0 Wednesday night.
Weaver needed 121 pitches for his gem, in which he struck out nine and walked one. Teammate Ervin Santana also threw a no-hitter last July, and Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect game on April 21.
The Angels gave Weaver all the runs he would need early, with one run in the first inning, two in the second and three apiece in the third and fourth. Kendrys Morales hit a solo home run in the third, and Howie Kendrick accounted for the fourth-inning runs with a three-run homer.
It was the 10th no-hitter in Angels history and also the 10th time the Twins have been no-hit.
Only two Minnesota batters reached base against Weaver. Chris Parmelee struck out with two outs in the second inning, but he reached safely thanks to a passed ball by catcher Chris Iannetta on the third strike. Weaver walked Josh Willingham with two outs in the eighth inning.
It was the first complete-game no-hitter by an Angels pitcher in Anaheim since Nolan Ryan beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 on June 1, 1975. The Angels got a combined no-hitter from Mark Langston (seven innings) and Mike Witt (two innings) in a 1-0 win over the visiting Seattle Mariners on April 11, 1990.