Napoli's HR lifts Angels past Diamondbacks, 2-1Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Mike Napoli hit tiebreaking home run in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Napoli hit an one-out, 0-1 pitch from Chad Qualls (1-1) 428 feet to center field to give the Angels their fourth straight win and 11th in the last 14.
Darren Oliver (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and Brian Fuentes got the last three outs for his major league-leading 21st save.
Los Angeles also improved its major league-best record in interleague play this season to 13-4.
Erick Aybar had a bunt single in the sixth and scored the tying run for the Angels when he came all the way as the Diamondbacks had two throwing errors on the play.
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