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ANAHEIM, Calif. Cheap Adidas Shoes Online . -- Jered Weaver quickly shook off the rust, striking out the first two batters he faced to start his first game in nearly eight weeks. The right-hander pitched six strong innings and Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday night in the Freeway Series. Weaver (1-1) allowed one run and five hits, struck out seven and walked none in his first home start of the season and 100th of his career at Angel Stadium. "That was comforting in itself," he said. "I was just worried about getting the first out. That was the most nerve-racking. When you havent been out there in a while, you ask yourself, Can I still do this?" The Angels tied a season high with their fifth straight victory at home while snapping a two-game skid. "We didnt kill the ball, but we got enough done," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "When your lead dog is out there, theres definitely a different presence." Weaver came off the disabled list, where hed been since April 9 with a broken left elbow that occurred when he was trying to get out of the way of a line drive at Texas. "Its been a long road and a lot of frustrating times," he said. "I got to give it up to the training staff for dealing with me for six weeks. Everything felt great, location was good." Weaver was perfect through four innings before Andre Ethier doubled to deep centre field leading off the fifth for the Dodgers first hit. After Matt Kemp and Scott Van Slyke struck out, Skip Schumaker singled with two outs -- the first of three in a row off Weaver that loaded the bases -- and Ethier scored to tie the game 1-1. Carl Crawford grounded out to first to end the inning. "His velocity was good," Scioscia said, noting Weaver reached 91 mph. "His fastball had that late life were used to seeing. He knows what he can do out on the mound and he showed it." Weaver downplayed the speed of his pitches, saying, "I dont buy into the velocity anymore. As long as you can locate and change speeds, it makes it all worthwhile. Six weeks off, your arm strength isnt going to be there." Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth to earn his 11th save in 12 chances, becoming the first Angels pitcher ever to earn a one-inning save despite giving up two homers -- a leadoff shot to Adrian Gonzalez on a 3-2 pitch and a two-out shot to Van Slyke that cut the Angels lead to 4-3. Chris Capuano (1-4) gave up three runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out two and walked four. "I definitely was leaving it all out there," he said. "Its frustrating when we battle back to score that one and then let them get the lead right back." Trumbos team-leading 12th homer scored Albert Pujols, who walked with two outs. Trumbo drove in his third run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh, extending the Angels lead to 4-1. They led 1-0 on Erick Aybars RBI double with two outs in the second. Angels slugger Josh Hamilton went 0 for 3 with a walk after being scratched Tuesday because of back spasms. Kemp was hitless in three at-bats with two strikeouts. He left the game in the seventh with a mild right hamstring strain, hurting himself when Mike Trout doubled in the centre field gap. "When you feel it grabbing, youve got to take it easy and make sure youre careful with it because it can get worse," he said. "Ill get an MRI tomorrow and well go from there. I dont how much time Ill miss." The Dodgers won the first two games of the Freeway Series in Los Angeles. The finale is Thursday in Anaheim. NOTES: Trumbos homer was his fifth against a left-hander this season, tying for most in the AL. ... Schumaker became the first Dodger to play second base and centre field in the same game since Jolbert Cabrera in 2003. ... Van Slykes homer was his first in interleague play. ... The Dodgers have started all five road trips this season with a loss. ... RHP Hyun-Jin Ryus two-hit shutout on Tuesday was the first by a Dodgers rookie since Hiroki Kurodas one-hitter on July 7, 2008, against Atlanta. ... Dodgers INF-OF Jerry Hairston Jr. turned 37 on Wednesday. ... The Angels had a moment of silence for Lewis Yocum. The teams orthopedist of 36 years died of liver cancer last weekend. Cheap Adidas Shoes Wholesale . From filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes), The Price of Gold revisits the saga that rocked the figure skating world ahead of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games: the assault on Nancy Kerrigan, and the plot that led its way back to her rival Tonya Harding. Adidas Shoes Clearance . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. Great Britains Gordon Reid landed his second Wimbledon title of the weekend with a brilliant victory in the tournaments first wheelchair singles event.The 24-year-old from Glasgow beat Swedens Stefan Olsson 6-1, 6-4 to the delight of a large crowd on Court 17.Nerves looked to affect him when Reid double-faulted on his first match point, but on the second Olsson sliced a backhand into the net and the home crowd roared its delight, chanting Reid-o, Reid-o.Reid and Alfie Hewett took the mens wheelchair doubles title on Saturday, and Sunday was shaping up to be a big day for British tennis with Andy Murray, Heather Watson and womens wheelchair doubles star Jordanne Whiley also heading into finals.Reid celebrated, fists clenched and looking to the sky, before making a beeline for his supporters at courtside. He later revealed that he planned to watch Murrays clash with?Milos Raonic?on?Centre Court:?It would be pretty nice to share a moment with him later as two Wimbledon champions.At the trophy presentation, he said: Its incredible. To have the opportunity to play singles here, its something Ive dreamed of for a long time, and to come here and win it in front of all the people that I love, and all my friends and family and my coaching team, and so much support, its unbelievable and Im never going to forget this moment.He had managed to lay his hands on around 50 tickets for the final, meaning Reid had backing from many who had been with him all the way, from the moment at the age of 12 when he was struck down by transverse myelitis -- a condition affecting the spinal chord. Adidas Shoes Clearance Sale. He spent six months in Glasgows Royal Hospital for Sick Children.Reid wondered if he would be able to play sport again, but within weeks of leaving hospital he was playing wheelchair tennis and has established a thriving sporting career.His Wimbledon feats have raised the profile of wheelchair tennis, which is exactly how Reid planned it.I said at the start of the week when we had the draw that I wanted to get two things out of this week, he said.The first thing was that if there were any kids with disabilities, like I was at one stage, if theyre watching this and it can inspire them to take up tennis or another sport, then thats really important.And the second thing was to continue to break down barriers when it comes to disability and showcase the personality and the high performance of the sport and not the disability.And with the amount of coverage weve had this week and the amount of interest, and the way people have enjoyed our sport, its been a big milestone and hopefully we can build on that in the future.Whiley became Britains second Wimbledon champion of the day, as she and Japanese partner Yui Kamiji won the womens wheelchair doubles.The top seeds overcame the second-seeded Dutch duo of Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot 6-2, 6-2. 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