Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Batman had the Joker. Superman had General Zod.
Felix Hernandez's nemesis this season has been the Texas Rangers.
Leonys Martin hit a homer and drove in four runs as the Rangers pounded the
Seattle right-hander again and swept this three-game set at Safeco Field with
Wednesday's 12-4 thrashing.
Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus each had three hits and two RBI for the AL
West-leading Rangers, who posted their seventh win in nine games.
Martin Perez (8-3) won his career-best fifth straight start after tossing six
innings. He held the Mariners without a hit through three frames and allowed
just solo homers by Dustin Ackley and Kyle Seager.
Hernandez (12-8) was far from effective in his brief outing. He was roughed up
for nine runs -- eight earned -- on 11 hits in three-plus innings.
The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner is now 0-4 with a 7.57 ERA in five meetings
with Texas this year. He has also dropped three consecutive starts and four of
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