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Howie Kendrick, Jered Weaver lead Angels past Phillies 4-3 to sweep 2-game interleague series

  • Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton, right, scores on a single by Howie Kendrick as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton, right, scores on a single by Howie Kendrick as Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard lays on the field prior to their baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard lays on the field prior to their baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun fields a ball hit for an RBI single by Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun fields a ball hit for an RBI single by Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Howie Kendrick delivered a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning, and Jered Weaver pitched six resilient innings in the Los Angeles Angels' 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.

Brennan Boesch drove in two runs for the Angels, who salvaged a 3-4 homestand by sweeping a two-game series from the last-place Phillies. Los Angeles (70-49) pulled within 2 1/2 games of Oakland atop the overall major league standings.

Marlon Byrd and Jimmy Rollins had early run-scoring singles for the Phillies, who have lost nine straight games to the Angels since 2003.

Weaver (13-7) yielded two runs and eight hits for the Angels, improving to 6-1 in his last 10 starts. The longtime Los Angeles ace pitched two days after the birth of his second child, daughter Josie.