The Seattle Mariners have promoted Justin Hollander to general manager. The move makes official many of the duties Hollander has taken on with the ballclub after Jerry Dipoto was promoted to president of baseball operations.
Santana homered twice, including his first grand slam in three years, and Ty France drove in four runs as the Mariners snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Luis Rengifo hit a pair of home runs for the second time in three games, Livan Soto went deep for the first time and the LA Angels won their third in a row over the wild card-chasing Seattle Mariners, 5-1.
Jessi Winker’s slam – the second of the season for Seattle and Winker’s third career one – put Seattle up 5-1 and helped the Mariners stay in third in the AL wild-card race. Eugenio Suárez added two hits and drove in a run.