Angels earn split with M's

Torii Hunter's three-run homer and Howie 3, game series.

Ervin Santana (11-9) walked seven in 6 2/3 laborious innings, but nonetheless earned the win after holding the Mariners to three runs on four hits.

The Angels, who had lost three of four coming in, still trail the AL West- leading Rangers by 3 1/2 games.

Charlie Furbush (3-7) was touched for four runs on four hits and three walks in six frames for Seattle, which completed a 2-5 homestand.