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 five
overall. Ackley added an RBI double in the ninth for the Mariners, who were
winless during their six-game homestand.
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