Torii Hunter became a fixture in the No. 2 spot in the Angels lineup the past three months — 77 games since June 8 — and did a double take when he saw Manager Mike Scioscia's lineup posted in the clubhouse Thursday morning. Hunter, who had the major league-best .345 batting average out of the No. 2 spot, was getting bumped back to cleanup as Scioscia wanted to add power and production behind No. 3 hitter Albert Pujols, with frequent cleanup hitter Kendrys Morales getting the day off. What Scioscia called a "short-term" move paid off as Hunter sparked the six-run, six-hit offensive rally in the seventh inning against Oakland.
Angels: Hunter's move to cleanup pays off
Orange County Register | Sep 14