Felix Hernandez pitched a two-hit complete game shutout as the Seattle Mariners defeat the New York Yankees, 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The Mariners starter struck out six batters and walked two Yankees in just 101 pitches.
Hernandez has had the Yankees' number over the past two weeks, as Hernandez has given up a combined two earned runs and six hits in 18-1/3 innings against the Yankees.
Hiroki Kuroda was almost as good as Hernandez, scattering seven hits and just one run over 6-1/3 innings. Three Yankee relievers allowed one hit over the last 2-2/3 innings.
The Yankees falls to 62-44 with the loss today while the Mariners improve to 51-58. Hiroki Kuroda falls to 10-8 in the loss and Felix Hernandez go to to 10-5 with the victory. Freddy Garcia will get the start in Sunday's rubber match while the Mariners will send out Hisashi Iwakuma. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
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