MLB roundup: Hernandez kings Yankees

Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 11:10 p.m. MDT

NEW YORK — Felix Hernandez dominated the New York Yankees in their own ballpark again, pitching his third shutout of the season to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 1-0 win on a sunny, sticky Saturday.

Hernandez outpitched Hiroki Kuroda (10-8) in a duel of right-handers who hadn't lost since June. Mike Carp hit an RBI single in the second inning for Seattle, which had its seven-game winning streak snapped the night before. The Yankees have lost 10 of 15.

After Robinson Cano doubled with two outs in the first, Hernandez (10-5) didn't allow another runner to second. He retired Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter and Cano in order in the ninth, fanning Cano to end the game in a breezy 2 hours, 32 minutes.

King Felix has the lowest career ERA at the new Yankee Stadium of any pitcher with at least two starts. After his latest masterful performance, he lowered his ERA to 1.13 after his second shutout at the new ballpark. Overall, it was the seventh career shutout for the All-Star right-hander.

ANGELS 6, WHITE SOX 5 (10): At Chicago, Albert Pujols homered again and Howie Kendrick hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning.

RANGERS 4, ROYALS 2: At Kansas City, Mo., Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, Scott Feldman won his sixth straight decision and Texas took its fourth victory in a row.

TIGERS 6, INDIANS 1: At Detroit, Doug Fister retired his first 17 batters and then settled for a four-hitter.

BLUE JAYS 3, ATHLETICS 1 (11): At Oakland, Calif., David Cooper hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and Edwin Encarnacion scored on catcher George Kottaras' throwing error in the 11th.

TWINS 6, RED SOX 4: At Boston, Joe Mauer hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth, lifting Minnesota to a comeback win over the struggling Red Sox.

ORIOLES 4, RAYS 0: At St. Petersburg, Fla., Wei-Yin Chen allowed five hits in seven innings, Chris Davis had two RBIs.

National League

NATIONALS 10, MARLINS 7: At Washington, Adam LaRoche homered twice, Danny Espinosa hit a three-run shot in Washington's six-run eighth inning. Miami's Jose Reyes had three hits, scored four runs and stole two bases. His 23-game hitting streak is tied with the New York Yankees' Robinson Cano for the longest in the majors this season.

REDS 5, PIRATES 4: At Cincinnati, Scott Rolen tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Reds took their fifth straight win. The Reds have won 15 of 16.

PHILLIES 3, DIAMONDBACKS 0: At Philadelphia, Roy Halladay gave up three hits over seven innings and Erik Kratz homered. Halladay (5-6) allowed just four runners and struck out five to earn his first win since May 17. The two-time Cy Young Award winner was winless in his previous five starts, including three after returning from a two-month stint on the disabled list.

ASTROS 3, BRAVES 2: At Atlanta, Justin Maxwell had a career-high four hits, including two homers.

CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 1: At St. Louis, Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter and also contributed at the plate.

METS 6, PADRES 2: At San Diego, Jeremy Hefner pitched six impressive innings and New York took advantage of Edinson Volquez's wildness to beat San Diego.

DODGERS 3, CUBS 1: At Los Angeles, Clayton Kershaw pitched three-hit ball over seven innings.

GIANTS 11, ROCKIES 6: At Denver, Angel Pagan homered and had four hits.

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