Having an ace like Jered Weaver is like having a 6-foot-7 'HeadOn' stick. He makes headaches go away – apply every fifth day, apply every fifth day, apply every fifth day.

Weaver kept the Angels' tattered bullpen out of harm's way, going the distance and pitching a four-hit shutout to beat the A's 4-0 Monday night.

Weaver has now won his past nine starts and 10 decisions with an ERA of 1.60 in 12 starts since his only loss of the season (May 13 in Texas). The 10 consecutive wins matches Chuck Finley (1997), Ken McBride (1962) and Bert Blyleven (1989) for the second-longest winning streak by an Angels pitcher. Jarrod Washburn won 12 consecutive decisions in 2002.

Only Finley's 10-start winning streak in 1997 is longer than Weaver's current nine-start run.