The Cleveland Indians didn't want to start off their series against the Los Angeles Angels like this. In Game 1 of their home series, the Tribe were shut out 3-0.
It was a pitching duel, with the Angels up 1-0 after six, 2-0 after seven and 3-0 after eight innings.
L.A. scored off an Erick Aybar sac fly, a Howard Kendrick solo shot and an Alberto Callaspo bases loaded walk. Starter Ubaldo Jiminez was pulled after that walk and reliever Joe Smith got the Indians out of the eighth inning.
Jiminez (7-7) gave up eight hits and three runs in seven and two-thirds innings, with four strikeouts.
Jared Weaver (9-1) earned the win, pitching seven scoreless innings and giving up just five hits. Waver is 5-0 with a 1.52 ERA at Progressive Field, via Jordan Bastian.
Scott Downs didn't give up a hit in two innings, for his seventh save.
Game 2 is Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.
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