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Joe Saunders Stops Mariners, Angels Win 5-1

Final Score in Seattle: Angels 5, Mariners 1

Mike Napoli hit a 2-Out single to plate two Angels and a succession of base hits afterward scored 3 more runs as the Halos cashed in a 5-Run 6th inning to a victory, avoiding a sweep by the Seattle squad.

On a day when All Star outfielder Vladimir Guerrero flew to Los Angels to be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum for his sore pectoral muscle and Manager Mike Scioscia led a delegation of teammates cross country for NIck Adenhart's funeral, Joe Saunders delivered the good news. He retired the first 9 batters he faced, got into a jam in the 4th that yielded a run, but left them loaded with strikeout of Wladimir Balentien.

After that Saunders cruised and only one Mariner reached base - and that Endy Chavez single was shown to be an out on replay Chavez was promptly erased on a double play grounder by Adrian Beltre.

Jose Aredondo and Brian Fuentes pitched scoreless frames and the Angels head to Minnesota, saddened, undermanned, but obviously ready to play ball.