Jered Weaver's 19th victory of the season came together because of a couple of crucial pitches in the first inning.

Cutting through 94-degree heat, Weaver squirmed out of a bases-loaded mess against the Chicago White Sox by striking out Alex Rios to end a tough 11-pitch at-bat. With two out, A.J. Pierzynski grounded out to short, ending the inning with 30 pitches thrown but no damage incurred.