SEATTLE — Torii Hunter had three hits, three RBIs and keyed a decisive six-run sixth inning to lead the surging Los Angeles Angels to an 11-2 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.
The Angels won for the ninth time in 11 games, and improved to 5-1 on a 14-game road trip — the team’s longest trek in eight years.
Ervin Santana (6-3) won his fifth consecutive start, allowing one run and seven hits in six innings, and Los Angeles moved a season-high two games over .500.
The Mariners wore aqua-green jerseys while “turning back the clock” to their first playoff season of 1995. But it felt more like their dreadful days of 1970s and ’80s.
Three Seattle relievers allowed 10 earned runs, seven hits and seven walks before they got their fifth out following fill-in starter Ryan Rowland-Smith’s outing.