TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jered Weaver allowed one run and two hits in two innings Tuesday, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat a Cincinnati Reds' split squad 2-1.
Weaver struck out two and walked none, allowing an RBI single in the first to NL MVP Joey Votto. Weaver was 13-12 with a 3.01 ERA last year and figures to be the Angels' opening-day starter.
``The ball went where I wanted it to,' Weaver said. ``My offspeed stuff was good.'
Reds starter Johnny Cueto allowed two runs and two hits in three innings, hitting Erick Aybar and Peter Bourjos with pitches.
``I'm very happy with my first time,' Cueto said. ``I had good location. I used all my pitches. They hit a double off a 2-1 changeup. I wouldn't have thrown it in that situation, but I wanted to work on it.'
Brandon Wood, hitting eighth, opened his exhibition season with a double down the left-field line on a 1-2 count in the third. Aybar added an RBI single in the inning, and Bobby Abreu had a sacrifice fly.
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