Napoli's HR lifts Angels past Diamondbacks, 2-1

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Napoli's HR lifts Angels past Diamondbacks, 2-1

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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