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ANAHEIM, Calif. – 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.