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Weaver tosses eight innings of one-run ball

Last pitching May 28 against the Yankees, Angels ace Jered Weaver is more than ready to get back on the mound come Wednesday night against the Giants at Angel Stadium.

"I'm obviously excited to get back out there, but I've been around a little bit, so I know to calm my nerves down as much as possible and just go out there and try to take it one pitch at a time," said Weaver.

After he's activated from the disabled list with a strained lower back, Weaver will be on an 80-90 pitch limit. He'll also have the benefit of extra rest after the start thanks to the Angels' off-days on Thursday and Monday.

"I know I'm obviously going to be on a pitch count, so I want to make the most of it. I want to get as deep as I can and try to get some early outs," Weaver said. "It's going to be exciting. I'm looking forward to getting back out there."

Meanwhile, Ryan Vogelsong gets the nod for the Giants, trying to spoil Weaver's return.

With Vogelsong winning his last six decisions and San Francisco getting the victory in his last eight starts, momentum is on his side.

The right-hander got his third straight win on Friday against the Mariners, tossing seven innings, while giving up two runs on four hits. He also struck out six and walked three for his sixth victory of the season.

"He was mixing it up pretty well. Pretty much fastball-changeup to most of the lefties, but he throws the fastball up pretty good and mixes everything around," Seattle second baseman Dustin Ackley said. "You don't get a first-pitch fastball all the time, or he'll mix the changeup in on a hitter's count. That's where he was good."

Giants: Cabrera on a roll
With three hits in Tuesday's 12-5 loss to the Angels, outfielder Melky Cabrera set a new San Francisco-era record for the fewest plate appearances to 100 hits in a season.

Getting to the 100 hit plateau in just 291 plate appearances, Cabrera broke the record Willie Mays set in 1958, when Mays recorded 100 hits in 295 plate appearances.

• After taking a ball off the glove hand in Monday's game, pitcher Matt Cain is doing "just fine," manager Bruce Bochy said on Tuesday. The ball hit the righty on his left wrist, and Bochy said he doesn't feel it will affect him.

Angels: Williams feeling better
While manager Mike Scioscia isn't sure if right-hander Jerome Williams will have to go on the disabled list, he is certain about one thing: "He's feeling better."

Scioscia visited Williams late Monday night at UC Irvine Medical Center, where he was being treated following a shortness of breath he experienced shortly after coming out of Monday's start against the Giants.

Williams, who has a history with asthma, was released from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon after undergoing "a variety of tests," but wasn't at Angel Stadium for the game against the Giants. He'll return to UCI on Wednesday for more testing, the team announced.

• With his fifth plate appearance on Tuesday night, Mike Trout now qualifies for the batting title. Trout went 4-for-4 with a walk in the 12-5 win over the Giants and is now hitting .337, trailing only Paul Konerko of the White Sox (.357) for the American League lead.

Worth noting
• Vogelsong has worked at least six innings in each of his 12 starts and has gone seven innings or more nine times this season.

• Since May 27, Mark Trumbo leads the Majors with 28 RBIs. Comments