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Mariners vs. Astros Game 1 Preview
Happy Felix Day folks!
Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (1-2, 2.20 ERA) vs. Astros RH Brad Peacock (1-1, 5.27)
Things have to turn around. The Mariners have struck out 63 times over their last five games. Houston won two of three games in Seattle earlier this month, and scored 24 runs in the victories.
The Astros are at the bottom of the AL with a 5-13 record.
Felix's ERA and WHIP (0.98) are solid and he has struck out 28 and walked just five in 28 2/3 innings. Hernandez lost his lone career start to Houston back in 2007 when he gave up four runs and 12 hits in six innings.
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Happy Felix Day! Mariners win big over Astros 7-1
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Game 3 preview Seattle vs. Texas
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Mariners RH Aaron Harang (0-1, 5.40 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Justin Grimm (0-0, 4.50)
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