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Monday
Apr132015

Felix Hernandez Leaves Game with Tight Quad

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was taken out of his start versus the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, after experiencing tightness in his right quadriceps muscle.

The decision to remove Hernandez from the game was described as precautionary by the Mariners.

Hernandez had allowed eight hits, three earned runs and two walks while striking out one.

Despite being behind 3-0 when Hernandez left the game, the Mariners rallied and ended up winning in 10 innings 8-7 over the Athletics.

Hernandez receives a no-decision in the victory, meaning he hasn't lost a game at the Oakland Coliseum since 2009.

The former Cy Young Award winner was brilliant in his first start of this season: he pitched seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two hits, one earned run, and one walk while striking out 10.


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Thursday
Jul312014

Behind Corey Kluber's Shutout, Indians Top Mariners 2-0 

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Now that Justin Masterson is out of town, the Cleveland Indians have found their new staff ace. Cory Kluber held the Seattle Mariners to just three hits in nine innings of work in the team's 2-0 win over the Mariners.

Kluber out-dueled Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, striking out eight batters over nine innings, lowering his ERA to 2.61 on the season.

"Obviously, it's a challenge going up against one of the best pitchers in the game," Kluber said. "We all look forward to challenges, so it's nice to come out on top."

The only offense in the game came in the 5th inning when Indians catcher Yan Gomes hit an RBI double off Herndandez to score Lonnie Chisenhall and Nick Swisher.

In only his second full season as a starting pitcher, Kluber has emerged as one of the best pitchers in the American League. He ranks in the top 10 in the American League in wins, innings, strikeouts, ERA, and WHIP.


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Monday
Jul142014

Starting Pitchers Announced for MLB All-Star Game

iStockphoto(MINNEAPOLIS) -- The American League will send Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez to the mound for Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Target Field, where he will be opposed by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright for the National League.

On the season, Hernandez is 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. He has struck out 154 batters in 144 1-3 innings of work.

Wainwright is 12-4 on the year with a 1.83 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. The righthander has struck out 115 batters in 138 innings.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will bat leadoff for the AL, followed by Los Angeles Angels left fielder Mike Trout, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista, Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson and Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez.

On the NL side, Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will leadoff, followed by Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Miami Marlins designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez, Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy and Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Carlos Gomez.


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Tuesday
Jun032014

Hernandez Improves to 8-1 in 10-2 Drubbing of Yankees

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kyle Seager had four extra base hits while Felix Hernandez struck out eight in seven innings, pacing the Seattle Mariners to a 10-2 win over the New York Yankees. Hernandez improves to 8-1 on the season and won his fifth straight start.

Seager had two triples, a double, and a home run as part of his three RBI night. It was the first time since Montreal's Hal Breeden in 1973 that a player had two triples, at least one homer and a double in a single game.

His second triple occurred when a fly ball down the line in left was bobbled by Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, then kicked around by Derek Jeter. Seager kept running as Jeter thought the ball was foul, helping aid in the feat.

Hernandez's only blemish came in the fourth inning when he kicked his foot out and deflected an Ichiro Suzuki single, scoring two runs. Aside from that, King Felix was dominant. The righty has not lost in nine starts and holds a record of 5-1 at the new Yankee Stadium.

New York (29-27) has now dropped four of their last six games while Seattle (29-28) has won three straight.


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Friday
Aug022013

Red Sox Rally in the Ninth to Beat Mariners, 8-7

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox kept their remarkable turnaround this season by scoring six runs in the ninth inning Thursday night to defeat the Seattle Mariners, 8-7.

The Red Sox trailed by five runs heading into the ninth inning, but their rally was capped off by Daniel Nava's single that scored Dustin Pedroia. It was the team's 11th walk-off win this season.

"I don't think anybody saw that coming," Nava said after the game. "You could see it happening, but it was still too far off."

"We don't quit. Ever," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "We truly believe we have a chance to do something special on a given night or given year. And that happens to be this year."

The Red Sox won, but you can't blame Marniers' starter Felix Hernandez. Hernandez went seven innings while striking out eight batters and allowing just one earned run.

Meanwhile, Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster was roughed up, giving up seven earned runs over six innings of work.

With the win, the Red Sox were able to remain in first place for another day. The team has a slim one-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Sunday
Jul142013

Felix Hernandez And Seattle Mariners Shut Down L.A. Angels, 6-0

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- Mariners ace Felix Hernandez tossed eight shutout innings as Seattle (42-52) blanked the Los Angeles Angels (44-48) Saturday night, 6-0.

The 27-year-old Hernandez (10-4) gave up seven hits, while striking out four over 109 pitches. Reliever Yoervis Medina came in the ninth for the Mariners and struck out two of the three batters he faced to end the game.

First baseman Justin Smoak provided Seattle with most of their offense, going 2 for 3 with a run and 4 RBIs. In the sixth, he took the first pitch he saw from Angels starter Jered Weaver (3-5) and sent it over the center field wall for a two-out, three run homer.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

Felix Hernandez Earns 100th-Career Victory

Otto Gerule Jr/Getty Images(HOUSTON) --  Felix Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings Monday night for his 100th career win in a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

"Tonight I was like: 'You've got to do it," he said.  "You can't wait more and more time. You've just got to go out there and have a good game."

Hernandez (2-2) finally reached the milestone after failing in his previous three chances.

"It's a great accomplishment," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said. "I'm really happy for him that he was able to accomplish that at such a young age. He's accomplished so much so quickly for a young man."

Three different Mariners homered as the team snapped a three-game losing streak.

Hernandez joins Jamie Moyer and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to reach 100 wins with the Mariners.

The Astros (5-14) are off to their second-worst start in franchise history.

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Wednesday
Feb132013

Felix Hernandez Signs New 7-Year Contract with Seattle

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Mariners held a news conference Wednesday in which they signed starting pitcher Felix Hernandez to a new seven-year contract.  ESPN is reporting that the deal is worth $175 million, which would make Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in baseball history.

The three-time All-Star was set to make $19.5 million this season and $20 million in 2014. His new contract will pay him an average annual salary of $25 million.

“I’ll tell you this, I will do my best,” Hernandez said. “We are going to make the playoffs. We are going in the right direction. We got a lot of young talent and we are going to be one of the toughest teams in the league.”

The 26-year-old Hernandez has spent his entire eight-year career with the Mariners, where he has compiled a record of 98-76 with a 3.22 ERA. He has struck out 1,487 batters in 1,620 1-3 innings of work.

Hernandez won the American League Cy Young award in 2010 and pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays last season.

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Tuesday
Feb122013

Mariners and Hernandez Finalize New Contract

Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) -- The Seattle Mariners announced Tuesday that they have finalized a new contract with starting pitcher Felix Hernandez.  ESPN is reporting that the deal is for seven-years and is worth $175 million, which would make Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in baseball history.

The deal was reportedly held up because of health concerns about Hernandez’s pitching elbow, but the right-hander made “minor concessions” that put the Mariners at ease, according to ESPN.

The 26-year-old Hernandez was set to make $19.5 million this season and $20 million in 2014.  His new contract will pay him an average annual salary of $25 million.

The three-time All-Star has spent his entire eight-year career with the Mariners, where he has compiled a record of 98-76 with a 3.22 ERA. He has struck out 1,487 batters in 1,620 1-3 innings of work.

Hernandez was won the American League Cy Young award in 2010 and pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays last season.

The Mariners are expected to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Seattle to officially announce the new deal.

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Monday
Feb112013

ESPN: Concern over Felix Hernandez' Elbow Arises During Physical

Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Anytime a team decides to reward a player with a $175 million contract extension, the team will most definitely do their homework during a physical exam.

According to ESPN, concern has grown over the condition of Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez' elbow.

Hernandez and the Mariners had recently agreed to a seven-year contract worth $175 million, which would be the richest contract rewarded to a pitcher in Major League Baseball history. According to reports, the two sides are not close to finalizing the contract, and problems with his elbow is said to be part of the reason.

Hernandez has been one of the best pitchers in all of baseball in recent years. The 2010 American League Cy Young winner has been the face of the Mariners organization.

While he dominates on the mound, he has thrown a ton of pitches. At 26 years old Hernandez has already thrown 1,620 1/3 innings. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, since 1969, only three pitchers have thrown more innings before their 27th birthday: Bert Blyleven, Fernando Valenzuela, and Dwight Gooden.

Regardless of what happens with the extension, Hernandez is signed by the Mariners through the next two seasons.

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