MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wily Peralta has been more consistent in the second half of the season, though the Milwaukee Brewers' young right-hander has little to show for it.
Peralta allowed one run on a solo homer through the first six innings Friday night, but opposing starter Jered Weaver was even better to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-0 victory over the Brewers.
Peralta (8-14) departed after allowing the first two runners to reach in the seventh inning and both eventually scored as the Angels broke the game open with four runs.
"I'm trying to be more consistent. You're going to have some bad games, but when you have those kind of games, you have to forget and get ready for your next start," said Peralta, who has lost five of his last six decisions. "When you have a year like this, you can't put your head down. You keep battling."
Weaver (9-7) allowed just three singles, striking out three and walking three. He escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth, and the Brewers stranded 13 runners overall.
"He was on. I've seen him a lot better, but he was on," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "The guy knows how to pitch. He knows how to get hitters out. He knows how to change speeds. He's one of the best competitors that I've seen out on the mound."
The Angels made their first trip to Miller Park since April 2007, when they played the Indians in a game moved due to heavy snow in Cleveland. This was the Angels' first appearance against the Brewers at Miller Park since sweeping a three-game series in June 2002.
Kole Calhoun hit a solo home run in the fourth, his fifth. Grant Green's bases-loaded double down the left-field line keyed the four-run seventh.
Calhoun drew a leadoff walk and Mark Trumbo singled, chasing Peralta. Reliever Ron Wooten struck out Hank Conger, but Luis Jimenez singled to bring up Green.
Green doubled just inside the bag at third and J.B. Shuck followed with an RBI single.
The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, sandwiching singles by Aramis Ramirez and Scooter Gennett around Carlos Gomez being hit by a pitch.
But Martin Maldonado, who entered the game hitting .174, popped out on a 3-0 pitch and Peralta flied out.