MLB: Seattle 3, Texas 1

SEATTLE, July 10 (UPI) -- Frank Gutierrez hit a three-run, two-out homer in the eighth inning Thursday that vaulted the Seattle Mariners to a 3-1 win over Texas.

MLB: Seattle 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong innings and Ken Griffey Jr. hit a two-run home run Saturday in Seattle's 5-1 inter-league win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Seattle 5, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, June 17 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez threw a two-hit, four-walk shutout Tuesday, pitching the Seattle Mariners to a 5-0 inter-league victory over the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Seattle 4, Baltimore 1

BALTIMORE, June 10 (UPI) -- Jose Lopez hit two home runs and Felix Hernandez worked seven solid innings Wednesday, bringing Seattle a 4-1 decision over Baltimore.

MLB: Seattle 5, San Francisco 4

SEATTLE, May 24 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre and Ken Griffey Jr. drove in all of Seattle's runs with home runs Sunday in a 5-4 Mariners win over the San Francisco Giants.

MLB: LA Angels 6, Seattle 5

SEATTLE, May 20 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim banged out 14 hits Tuesday en route to a 6-5 win over Seattle.

MLB: Minnesota 9, Seattle 6

MINNEAPOLIS, May 9 (UPI) -- Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau hit back-to-back homers for the second night in a row Saturday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 9-6 win over Seattle.

MLB: Texas 6, Seattle 5

SEATTLE, May 5 (UPI) -- Kevin Millwood went 7 1/3 innings and Michael Young and Chris Davis each had a two-run homer Monday to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6-5 win over Seattle.

MLB: Seattle 9, ChiSox 1 (2nd game)

CHICAGO, April 29 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez struck out nine in eight scoreless innings Tuesday, pitching Seattle to a 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in Game 2 of a doubleheader.

MLB: Seattle 1, Tampa Bay 0

SEATTLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez combined with two relievers on a four-hitter Thursday and Ichiro Suzuki's homer brought the Seattle Mariners a 1-0 victory over Tampa Bay.
WBC: Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 0

WBC: Venezuela 2, Puerto Rico 0

MIAMI, March 17 (UPI) -- Felix Hernandez struck out seven in 4 2/3 innings Monday night when Venezuela shut out Puerto Rico 2-0 to advance to the WBC semifinals.

WBC: Venezuela 7, Italy 0

TORONTO, March 8 (UPI) -- Baltimore's Melvin Mora had a solo homer among two hits and three RBI Saturday, helping Venezuela record a 7-0 World Baseball Classic win over Italy in Toronto.

MLB: Texas 7, Seattle 3

SEATTLE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Taylor Teagarden figured in four Texas runs Tuesday -- driving in three and scoring one -- and the Rangers rolled to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Seattle 3, Cleveland 2

CLEVELAND, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Raul Ibanez drove in all of Seattle's runs Friday and the Mariners ended Cleveland's 10-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 0

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Clayton Richard got his first career victory with six shutout innings Tuesday when the Chicago White Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-0.
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Felix Hernandez."
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