MLB: Baltimore 6, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Bernie Castro and Melvin Mora each drove in two runs Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles used a five-run second inning to beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-3.

MLB: Seattle 2, Oakland 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez, a 19-year-old right-hander, pitched seven shutout innings Monday as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 2-0.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 2, Seattle 0

SEATTLE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees downed the hometown Seattle Mariners, 2-0, in a pitchers' duel that saw Randy Johnson allowing just three hits over seven innings.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 5, Chi. White Sox 0

CHICAGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Derek Jeter and Tino Martinez each had two hits and Alex Rodriguez had two RBI Saturday afternoon as the New York Yankees blanked the Chicago White Sox, 5-0.

MLB: Seattle 11, Kansas City 3

SEATTLE, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners handed the Kansas City Royals their 16th consecutive defeat with an 11-3 rout at Safeco Field.

MLB: Detroit 3, Seattle 1

DETROIT, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Magglio Ordonez and Dmitri Young each had two hits and one RBI Thursday afternoon as Detroit downed Seattle, 3-1.
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Felix Hernandez
Seattle Mariners' pitcher Felix Hernandez watches the game against the Boston Red Sox' in the fourth inning at SAFECO Field in Seattle May 17, 2009. The Mariners beat the Red Sox 3-2. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)

Félix Abraham Hernández (born April 8, 1986 in Valencia, Venezuela), nicknamed "King Félix", is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners.

Hernández throws a fastball that has been clocked as high as 100 mph, although he does not rely entirely on overpowering velocity. Instead he often uses a two-seam fastball, which comes in just a bit slower but with more movement and sink as it approaches the batter. His repertoire of pitches also includes a hard curve, a split-finger fastball, and a slider, all of which he can throw extremely well (he avoided the slider early in his career because the team was concerned it might injure his arm). When at his best, Hernández can induce a steady procession of groundball outs and strikeouts, with very few balls being hit in the air.

Like some other pitchers, Hernández wears a long-sleeved undershirt beneath his uniform jersey. While typically this is done to keep the pitcher's arm from getting chilled, Hernández wears it even in the hottest weather. For him it serves to keep perspiration from running down his arms and interfering with his hand's grip on the baseball.

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