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The Seattle Mariners don't have a clear choice for the All-Star Game, and the rosters are just days away from being announced. If Felix Hernandez hadn't been at the top of the list before Thursday's game, he probably was after it. Hernandez threw his fifth career shutout and struck out a season-high 13, leading the Mariners to a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. Seattle scored its only run on John Jaso's pinch single in the bottom of the ninth. Although he's just 26, Hernandez has made three previous All-Star teams, and now he's 6-5 with a 3.09 ERA. "I felt strong, and all my pitches were working really well," Hernandez said, adding that he believed this to be his best start of the season. "I was down in the zone and throwing strikes. That's me right there. "And after that, we played some unbelievable defense." Although he hasn't got the win total of some of the other contenders for the American League All-Star team...
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So much for that high-powered Red Sox offense. Felix Hernandez silenced the Red Sox bats on Thursday night, going the distance to pick up his sixth win of the year while tying a career high with 13 strikeouts. He needed every one of them, too, considering Franklin Morales matched him blow for blow in the early innings before giving way to the Red Sox bullpen. NESN Nation's Dan...
The Red Sox haven't fared well against the cream of the crop. Despite entering Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Mariners having scored 38 runs through five games, the offense cooled off considerably and couldn't muster up any contact against Seattle starter Felix Hernandez. So much so that Hernandez enjoyed his best start of the season, tossing a complete-game shutout with...
While Felix Hernandez hasn't been as sharp as in recent years, he turned in a vintage performance against one of baseball's least threatening lineups during his last start.
A repeat performance could prove difficult against a Boston Red Sox club that's posted plenty of crooked numbers of late.
Hernandez tries to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season...
SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was plenty tired after throwing a season-high 128 pitches Thursday against the Boston Red Sox. He wasn't so tired that he couldn't race onto the field and join his teammates when the Mariners pulled out a 1-0 win on pinch hitter John Jaso's one-out single in the bottom of the ninth. It was Seattle's third walk-off...
Felix Hernandez matched his career high with 13 strikeouts in a brilliant five-hit complete game and John Jaso's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth scored Casper Wells to give the Seattle Mariners a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Hernandez (6-5) tossed his fifth career shutout and was one of the first ones out of the Mariners dugout after Wells&...
Four years ago Saturday, in his only at-bat of the season, Felix Hernandez hit a grand slam. When asked what makes him happier, his grand slamor the Heat winning the NBA Championship, he couldn’t say. Felix Hernandez is a Miami Heat fan. Though he loves hitting, and this past Saturday, on the anniversary of his special bag-clearing home run, Felix tagged a 2 RBI double, and became...
The Red Sox are kicking off their West Coast trip in Seattle on Thursday night, and the red-hot Daniel Nava will be leading things off for the Sox. Nava's been streaking for the Sox since being called up in early May. He's hitting .315 in 41 games and has driven in 25 RBIs over that stretch. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia has also been mashing at the plate for Boston in recent...
Matchup Insight Red Sox vs Mariners Game 1
The Boston Red Sox just completed a series victory against Toronto that catapulted them into 4th place in the super competitive AL East.
Now they have a golden opportunity to try and create some distance between them and the Jays with a visit to the Mariners.
Boston Red Sox vs Seattle Mariners
Thursday June 28
Safeco Field – Seattle...
On Thursday night, the Red Sox went scoreless in Seattle at notoriously pitcher-friendly Safeco Field. Then again, the Sox were also facing Felix Hernandez, so maybe that factored into things a bit. With Hector Noesi taking the mound on Friday, they won't have that excuse to fall back on. It's just going to be them, Noesi and that cavernous outfield that the Mariners call...
With the other four teams in the American League East losing on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox had a prime opportunity to pick up a game on everybody in the standings. Unfortunately though, they ran into King Felix Hernandez.
King Felix tied his career-high of 13 strikeouts and John Jaso delivered the pinch-hit walkoff single in the bottom of the 9th to give the Seattle Mariners...
After taking two-of-three from the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox head to the left coast for the next seven games. Tonight they'll kick off the first of a four-game set with the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.
First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Mariners television market, you...
Time: 10:10 ET
Red Sox (40-35)
Pitching: Franklin Morales
Pitching: Felix Hernandez
First Pitch: Thursday 10:10, Friday 10:10, Saturday 10:10, Sunday 4:10
Arms: Thursday: Franklin Morales, LHP (1-1, 3.12 ERA) vs. Felix Hernandez, RHP (5-5, 3.36 ERA)
Friday: Aaron Cook, RHP (1-1, 9.39 ERA) vs. Hector Noesi, RHP (2-9, 5.50 ERA)
Saturday: Josh Beckett, RHP (4-7, 4.14 ERA) vs. Erasmo Ramirez, RHP (0-2, 4.18 ERA)
Sunday: Felix Doubront, LHP (8-4, 4.54 ERA)...