San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Plagued by poor run support in recent years,
Felix Hernandez helped his own cause on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Venezuelan smacked a two-run double and registered his 18th
career double-digit strikeout game, tossing seven innings of one-run ball as
the Seattle Mariners downed the San Diego Padres, 5-1, in the middle game of a
three-game interleague series.
Hernandez (5-5) struck out 10, scattered six hits and walked one. The only run
he gave up came on a balk in the first inning.
Michael Saunders had a solo homer among his two hits and scored twice for
Seattle, which had lost three of four games coming in.
Jason Marquis (1-3) surrendered five runs -- two earned -- on six hits and
three walks in seven innings for the Padres, who have dropped six of their
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