Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) – Torii Hunter drove in four runs and Ervin Santana worked 7 1/3 solid innings to lead Los Angeles to a 7-4 win over Seattle in the middle meeting of a three-game set.
Hunter finished 2-for-4, while Hideki Matsui homered and walked twice for the Halos, who have taken the first two games of the series to improve to 14-4 against the Mariners this season.
Santana (16-9) yielded three runs on five hits while walking one and fanning five and Fernando Rodney came on to get the final out to earn his ninth save for LA, which has now won all six series between the two teams.
Felix Hernandez (11-11) suffered the loss after allowing seven runs — four earned — on six hits and three walks while striking out five for the Mariners, who have dropped three in a row and four out of five.
Ichiro Suzuki hit a three-run homer and extended his hitting streak to 12 games in defeat.