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LAA@TEX: Weaver dazzles, holds Rangers to one run

It's taken longer than expected for Jered Weaver to regain his All-Star form, but the Angels right-hander is finally starting to get into a groove.

He's allowed just one run in 21 2/3 innings over his last three starts, dropping his ERA from 3.63 to 2.84.

The right-hander will look to keep that streak going on Saturday night when the Angels take on the Blue Jays in Anaheim.

Weaver took a no-decision on Monday against the Rangers, allowing just one run on five hits in seven innings.

"Games now are very important," Weaver said after his last start. "We're trying to do what we can do to battle and win games. We're going to keep going out there and fighting, scratching and clawing and try to get back in this thing."

Meanwhile, Esmil Rogers is hoping to rebound from his worst start of the season when he opposes Weaver on the hill.

He lasted only 4 1/3 innings on Monday against the A's, allowing eight runs on 10 hits for his fifth loss of the season.

Rogers joined the rotation at the end of May and in his first six starts posted an impressive 2.18 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. However, he's been running out of gas of late. He's gone 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA in his past five starts.

"I didn't have any pitches for strikes, my breaking pitch, my fastball, I couldn't throw it for a strike, but I'm going to prepare for my next start and try to be ready so it doesn't happen again," Rogers said after the game.

Blue Jays: Cabrera to undergo more tests
• Left fielder Melky Cabrera was en route to Florida after an MRI on Friday revealed "some issues" with the meniscus in his left knee.

Cabrera will report to the club's Minor League complex in Dunedin, Fla., where he will undergo further tests to determine the next course of action, according to a Blue Jays spokesman.

The 28-year-old Cabrera was placed on the 15-day disabled list following Thursday's game. He previously spent more than three weeks on the disabled list in April with a similar injury, but the discomfort has not gone away.

Angels: Calhoun doing well in leadoff role
• Kole Calhoun is continuing to adjust to hitting in the leadoff spot for the Angels.

He was penciled into the leadoff spot Friday night for the second time in his Major League career and had a historic game. Calhoun hit his first career home run and had his first career four-hit game.

"I got good pitches in the strike zone," he said. "None of them are easy up here. I had a couple two-strike counts, just trying to put the ball in play, and good things happen."

Worth noting
• Mike Trout made his first career start at designated hitter Friday against the Blue Jays. He finished the game 0-for-2 with three walks.

• In four games against the Angels, all in relief, Rogers has a 10.13 ERA. Comments