Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Felix Hernandez came in red hot, and remained
that way after solving his home struggles against the New York Yankees.
The 26-year-old Venezuelan fired 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball, outdueling
fellow countryman and childhood idol Freddy Garcia, as the Seattle Mariners
edged the Yankees, 4-2, in the middle installment of a three-game set.
Hernandez (9-5) fanned four, scattered four hits and walked three for Seattle,
which has won six of its last nine games.
The right-hander is 5-0 with a minuscule 1.49 ERA over his last eight outings.
He came in with a 2-3 mark and a 4.43 ERA versus the Yankees at home as
opposed to a 4-2 record and a 2.49 ERA against them in the Bronx.
Garcia (4-4) retired the last 15 batters he saw, struck out eight and
surrendered three runs on five hits for New York, which has dropped five of
its last six.
In his second game with the Yankees, Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-3.
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