Felix Hernandez allowed six runs over six innings, but just three were earned. (Tony Dejak/AP)
By Matt O'Donnell / MLB.com
Road warrior Felix Hernandez didn't have his best stuff, throwing first-pitch strikes to just five of the first 17 Tribe hitters, but he kept the Mariners close until the sixth inning. Ken Griffey Jr. hit a solo homer, but Seattle struggled for more against Cleveland starter Fausto Carmona.
Game Scores: Hernandez, F , Hernandez, R . WP: Batista. Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 101-67, Batista 35-19, Hernandez, R 116-76, Sipp 12-8, Perez, C 18-16. Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 8-5, Batista 2-1, Hernandez, R 6-5, Sipp 1-0, Perez, C 1-0. Batters faced: Hernandez, F 28, Batista 8, Hernandez, R 27, Sipp 3, Perez, C 4. Umpires: HP: Brian
O'Nora. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: James Hoye. 3B: Phil Cuzzi. Weather: 69 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 9 mph,
L to R. T: 2:37. Att: 23,086. Venue: Progressive Field. August 23, 2009 August 23, 2009
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