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Mariners seventh in a row is Felix’s 12th

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Aug. 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm with 1 Comment »
August 21, 2012 10:39 pm

Felix Hernandez gave a single to the first batter he faced Tuesday, then pitched another gem, working into the eighth inning in Seattle’s 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians that was the Mariners seventh consecutive win.

Eric Thames had a solo home run, John Jaso put the Mariners ahead for good and Jesus Montero broke the game open with a three-run home run as Seattle pulled its season record to 60-64.

A crowd of 39,204, most of them wearing yellow t-shirts commemorating Felix’s perfect game last week, saw the Mariners run their record since the All-Star break to an American League-best 24-13.

“I got chills walking to the dugout,” Feloix said. “Wow. I really appreciate the fans in Seattle. And this team, we are playing the right way. I’m seeing offense, defense – everything!”

In the seventh inning, tied at 1-1, the Mariners scored four times to seize control, with Montero’s three-run shot, his 13th home run, they key.

“I hit the ball and it went out so fast I lost it,” Montero said. “Then I saw them trying to catch it in the upper deck and I thought, ‘Thank God!’

“Felix is King Felix, and these fans came out to see him tonight, and I was happy to help him win a game.  We play as a team, but Felix is special.”

For the season, Hernandez is now 12-5 with a 2.54 ERA and is on an eight-game winning streak of his own.


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  1. Palerydr says:

    In regards to an earlier post by Timeout AKA “Whuppin stick” (really liked that post thought it was pretty darn funny) Looks like Felix didn’t have “perfect” stuff but was focused enough to get another w so alls good for me.

    Dare we think it possible the Mariners might be in contention for a wild card? Yea right and Pete Caroll is gonna name his 1st string QB after Fridays game.

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