SEATTLE – Bobby Abreu, Hideki Matsui, and Peter Bourjos all homered in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 Monday night.
Ervin Santana (14-9) allowed two runs and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings to win for the sixth time in eight decisions.
Kevin Jepsen got the final out in the eighth and Fernando Rodney worked the ninth to earn his seventh save in 10 opportunities. It was his first save since June 18.
David Pauley (2-6) gave up all three Angels homers to make it 4-0.
Bourjos' homer ended a 31-inning scoring drought for the Angels. The club record was 33, set in 1963 and matched in 2004.
Seattle scored two in the seventh. Jose Lopez's popup fell between shortstop Erick Aybar and third baseman Alberto Callaspo when neither called for it. After a single by Franklin Gutierrez and a wild pitch, Michael Saunders looped a RBI single just in front of Torii Hunter in right.
Adam Moore followed with a sacrifice fly to center.
Gutierrez cost the Mariners an early chance when he was out trying to stretch a double into a triple in the second inning. He killed another rally in the ninth.
With Casey Kotchman on first and no outs, Gutierrez hit a ball that got past Bourjos in center field for an error, but he overran second and was tagged out by Rodney trying to return on the relay.
Kotchman, who was held at third, later scored on a wild pitch.
Notes: Seattle LF Saunders, bothered by a bruised right shoulder since a wall collision Aug. 5, was back in the lineup. An MRI showed a right rotator cuff bruise. He had not played in the field since Aug. 21. ... Angels RH Joel Pineiro, on the DL since July 28 with a strained left oblique, is close to a return. "He's passing every checkpoint with flying colors," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He turned the ball loose on the mound today. We'll see how he comes out of it." He said that Pineiro should be activated, "hopefully, by the end of the road trip, by the latest early next week."