Angels 5, Mariners 2: Mark Trumbo had a two-run single to snap a tie in the eighth inning and Ervin Santana tossed seven solid frames as visiting Los Angeles won its fifth straight game.
Torii Hunter continued his torrid hitting by collecting three hits to improve to 13-for-17 in his last four contests. Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick added RBI doubles for the Angels, who won for the ninth time in 11 outings and closed to within 2 1/2 games of Baltimore for the second wild-card spot. The Orioles dropped a 4-3 decision to the New York Yankees earlier on Saturday.
After third baseman Kyle Seager's error allowed rookie Mike Trout to score and tie the game at 2-2, Trumbo deposited an offering from Felix Hernandez (13-6) into shallow left field. Hunter and Pujols came around to score to bring an end to the former Cy Young Award winner's nine-game winning streak.
The late offense allowed Santana (8-11) to pick up the victory after allowing two runs on four hits with five strikeouts. Kevin Jepsen bridged the gap to Ernesto Frieri, who struck out two in the ninth inning for his 17th save.
Hernandez suffered his first loss since June 12 after yielding five runs on nine hits in 7 1/3 innings.
Trayvon Robinson celebrated his 25th birthday with a solo homer and Franklin Gutierrez added an RBI double for the Mariners, who suffered their seventh consecutive home loss to the Angels.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Hernandez last won four straight starts during a five-game run in Sept. 13-Oct. 4, 2009. ... Robinson's homer was the 32nd allowed by Santana, tying him with Baltimore's Tommy Hunter for the most in the American League. The blast was Robinson's second of the season.