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Seattle Mariners

Struggling Hernandez will get extra day

Sat., Sept. 15, 2012

The Seattle Mariners will give struggling starter Felix Hernandez an extra day of rest before his next start. Manager Eric Wedge said Friday, a day after Hernandez lost his third consecutive start, that the 2010 A.L. Cy Young winner will be pushed back to Wednesday against Baltimore.

Hernandez (13-8) has a 9.00 ERA his last three starts, and allowed 21 hits the last two. He allowed seven runs and 10 hits over four innings in Seattle’s 8-3 loss at Toronto on Thursday night.

Wedge says Hernandez still has good velocity and is as good of shape as he’s been. The manager says it’s just a matter of executing pitches.

The Mariners aren’t sure when right-hander Kevin Millwood will pitch next after leaving his start Wednesday with shoulder stiffness. – AP



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