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BAL@LAA: Weaver fans six to earn 11th win of season

The Orioles' West Coast trip might be over, but the West is coming back to Baltimore on Tuesday, when the O's open a three-game series with Angels before a three-game set with the Mariners.

Tuesday will be a rematch of the Angels' 3-2 victory from Wednesday, as Chris Tillman and Jered Weaver will both be on the hill again.

"They've got a good lineup. They are going to battle all night long," Tillman said after allowing one run and five hits in six innings in Anaheim. "It never felt like you had the game in hand. They grinded me out."

As solid as Tillman (7-5) was in that game, Weaver (11-6) came out on top. Weaver held Baltimore to two runs and six hits in eight innings before turning the ball over to Huston Street for his first save with the Angels.

And that outing was just the latest in a string of excellent starts for Weaver. Los Angeles has won seven straight games with Weaver on the hill, and he has allowed more than two runs in only one start during that stretch.

"I felt like I was going to get stronger as the year went on," Weaver said. "Seeing that increase in velocity and seeing the fastball command come back a little, I feel like I'm getting stronger every time out."

Orioles: Rotation reshuffled
With an off-day on Monday, Baltimore is taking the opportunity to reorganize its rotation. Tillman will start on Tuesday as scheduled, and Kevin Gausman will pitch Wednesday. On Thursday, the O's will push Wei-Yin Chen back and have Bud Norris make his second start against the Angels in 10 days.

"Wei-Yin had I think his highest pitch count of the year," manager Buck Showalter said of the lefty, who threw 109 pitches over eight innings in a 4-0 win Thursday. "I want to keep Gaus on turn, think he would benefit from that."

Norris allowed two runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 4-2 win against Los Angeles last Monday.

Angels: Bullpen showing consistency
When Baltimore scored four runs off Angels relievers last Tuesday, it was the most the revamped bullpen had given up since a June 19 nightmare at Cleveland.

At the time, the bullpen still had Ernesto Frieri and Cam Bedrosian and hadn't yet added Street, Jason Grilli or Joe Thatcher. In the past 34 games, Angels relievers have a 2.53 ERA and have converted 12 of 15 save opportunities.

Street has only blown eight of his last 119 save opportunities. Setup man Joe Smith has given up one earned run in his past 19 outings while striking out 20 and walking just one. Seventh-inning arm Kevin Jepsen is tied for the Major League lead with 46 scoreless appearances.

Worth noting
• At 21-19, the Angels are the only team in baseball with a winning record in games they do not hit a home run.

• After the O's trio of righties, the Angels will have faced right-handed starters in 18 of their past 19 games. Comments