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Hernandez impressive in Mariners’ win over Padres

Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez pitches against the host San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday. Hernandez pitched seven innings, striking out 10 and surrendering just one run on six hits. (Associated Press)
Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez pitches against the host San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday. Hernandez pitched seven innings, striking out 10 and surrendering just one run on six hits. (Associated Press)

SAN DIEGO — Felix Hernandez pitched seven impressive innings and hit a two-run double to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

Hernandez (5-5) turned in his second strong outing, limiting the Padres to one run and six hits. The right-hander struck out 10 and walked one. His only blemish was a balk that brought home San Diego’s only run in the first inning.

Hernandez’s two-out, two-run double in the second capped a three-run inning in which all the runs were unearned due to second baseman Logan Forsythye’s error.

Hernandez turned in his second consecutive strong outing after surrendering one run in seven innings of Sunday’s 2-1 win over San Francisco. In his previous six starts, Hernandez had an ERA of 6.37.



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