Middleton pitched a clean ninth inning to earn his fourth save of the season Saturday against the Royals.

Middleton recorded his third save in four days, making it clear he has moved into the closer's role for the Angels for the time being. His command was shaky in the previous two opportunities, but he threw nine of his 11 pitches for strikes Saturday. Middleton hasn't inspired a lot of confidence in the way he's converted his save opportunities, but he is now 4-for-4 on the season.

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