Posted August 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Felix Hernandez couldn't duplicate his perfect game the last time he took the mound, but he did continue an outstanding stretch of pitching - one he has a good chance to further extend given his next opponent. Hernandez takes the mound for the Seattle Mariners on Monday night in the opener of their four-game road series against the Minnesota Twins. Hernandez (12-5, 2.54 ERA) threw the third perfect game this season and first in Seattle history Aug. 15 against Tampa Bay. He followed that by defeating Cleveland on Tuesday, allowing one run and seven hits in 7 2-3 innings of a 5-1 victory. "None of this gets to his head, all this excitement," catcher John Jaso said. "He's just the kind of guy that is going to enjoy it." The right-hander has a lot to enjoy right now as his outstanding stretch likely has vaulted him into contention for the AL Cy Young Award. Hernandez is 8-0 with a 1.53 ERA and a .184 opponent batting average in his last 13 starts, strikin...
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