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Middle men deliver
Angels 5, Athletics 2
Joe Saunders struck out seven and walked one for his fourth win. (Ben Margot/AP)
By Rick Eymer / Special to MLB.com
Cleanup hitter Torii Hunter went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Mike Napoli, who has now reached base in 13 of his last 14 plate appearances, went 4-for-4 and knocked in two from the No. 5 spot to pave the way for Angels southpaw Joe Saunders to pick up his third straight win with a solid 6 2/3 innings in Oakland.
BATTING 2B: Napoli 2 (5, Anderson, B, Anderson, B), Morales, K (8, Gallagher, S). TB: Figgins 3; Napoli 6; Hunter, To 2; Morales, K 2; Abreu 2. RBI: Hunter, To 3 (21), Napoli 2 (11). 2-out RBI: Hunter, To; Napoli. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rivera, J 2; Kendrick, H; Hunter, To. SAC: Izturis, M. GIDP: Kendrick, H. Team RISP: 4-for-13. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Figgins (10, 2nd base off Anderson, B/Suzuki, K). CS: Napoli (3, 2nd base by Gallagher, S/Suzuki, K).
BATTING 2B: Crosby (1, Saunders, J). HR: Suzuki, K (2, 7th inning off Saunders, J, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Giambi; Suzuki, K 4; Crosby 3; Cabrera, O 2. RBI: Suzuki, K (11). 2-out RBI: Suzuki, K. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Davis, R; Buck 2. Team RISP: 0-for-8. Team