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Joe Saunders Deals, Angels Take Squeaker in Chicago

Final Score on the South Side of Chicago ... Angels 3, White Sox 2 ... Lefty Joe Saunders appears to have put a dead-arm April in the rear view mirror just in time for Angels closer Brian Fuentes to replace him as the source of stress in the hearts of Halo fans. Fuentes gave up a solo HR to Paul Konerko to lead off the bottom of the 9th inning but held on to record his 5th save in support of Saunders getting his 3rd victory of the season.

Hokie Joe struck out 4, walked two and threw 106 pitches in 7 and two-thirds innings.

Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer in the 4th and the Angels got an insurance run on a fielding error in the 8th and that was all they would need, but boy would they need it, as Fuentes used up the insurance on the first batter of the 9th inning.

Hunter has hit a HR in each of the past three games. While he drove in Bobby Abreu today, both Torii and Bobby were caught stealing in the game, so hey, nobody is perfect.