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10) This makes him just as good as Philip Humber9) If you want to make history, get a start against the Rays -- it seems to happen to them a lot8) Jeremy Hellickson clearly deserved the loss, seeing how inferior he was with those five hits, one walk and one earned run7) Mariner Fan is really going to be bummed when the team trades him for a bunch of crud6) Joe Madden got ejected for arguing balls and strikes, trying to throw off Hernandez's timing, and giving his hitters foreign objects5) The Rays didn't even make him throw a lot of pitches, despite whiffing a lot4) I'm not saying that his curveball was nasty, but I didn't know that MLB allowed the use of whiffle balls3) The game drew a little over 22K people, or about 10% of the eventual number of people who will claim to have been there2) Considering what's happened to Humber and Johan Santana after their games, fantasy owners really need to trade him ASAP1) In a feat that is nearly as historic, the Mariners re...

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Angels shut out in loss to Rays, Price

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