ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 16: Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 16, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The first baserunner was Chris Parmelee, who struck out in the third inning but reached safely on Chris Iannetta's passed ball. For six-plus innings, that passed ball was the only separating Weaver from pitching perfection.
In the top of the seventh, Weaver struck out Alexi Casilla, then retired Joe Mauer on an easy fly to center field before walking Josh Willingham. But Ryan Doumit popped to center field, preserving the no-hit bid.
Weaver has thrown 98 pitches through seven innings. His career high is 128 pitches, and he's thrown at least 120 pitches in nine games.
As brilliant as Weaver's pitched at points in his career, he's never come close to a no-hitter. Entering Wednesday's outing, Weaver's lowest-hit game was a three-hitter, but even in that one he gave up a run. Weaver's most impressive starts have been a couple of five-hit shutouts, both on June 14; the first in 2009, the second last year.