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Hernandez dominates
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Mariners 1, Rays 0
Ichiro Suzuki (left) is greeted by after Endy Chavez after homering. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Starter Felix Hernandez didn't receive much run support, but with the way he was dealing, he didn't much. The right-hander made Ichiro Suzuki's leadoff homer stand up, providing seven scoreless innings and delivering the Mariners a series victory over the Rays at Safeco Field.
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Series at a glance:
TB
Tampa Bay (6-10)
Lost 1
Seattle 1, Tampa Bay 0   SEA
Seattle (10-6)
Won 1
April 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Seattle
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   1 4 3
Standings thru 4/23/09  |  Recap: TB | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Rays stats  |  Mariners stats
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .212
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .284
Longoria, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .386
Pena, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .242
Burrell, DH 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 .265
  1-Kapler, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Zobrist, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .286
Navarro, D, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .189
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 5 .278
Bartlett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .352
Totals 30 0 4 0 4 9 16  

1-Ran for Burrell in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Navarro, D; Crawford, C 2; Burrell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Iwamura 2; Longoria; Navarro, D.
GIDP: Zobrist, Bartlett.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Longoria (2, fielding).
DP: (Bartlett-Pena, C).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .303
Chavez, En, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .344
Lopez, Jo, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .196
Beltre, A, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .164
Balentien, DH 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313
Johnson, Ro, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .250
Gutierrez, F, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .191
Betancourt, Y, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .288
Burke, J, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 1 4 1 1 5 9  

BATTING
HR: Suzuki, I (2, 1st inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Chavez, En; Suzuki, I 5; Balentien.
RBI: Suzuki, I (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez, F; Chavez, En.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Balentien (1, 2nd base off Shields/Navarro, D), Suzuki, I (2, 2nd base off Shouse/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Burke, J (1, fielding), Johnson, Ro (1, missed catch), Betancourt, Y (4, throw).
DP: 2 (Lopez, Jo-Betancourt, Y-Burke, J, Beltre, A-Lopez, Jo-Burke, J).

 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 2-2) 7.1 4 1 1 1 4 1 3.67
Shouse 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.59
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (W, 3-0) 7.0 4 0 0 3 7 0 3.12
Aardsma (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Morrow (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.05

WP: Morrow.
Pitches-strikes: Shields 102-69, Shouse 11-7, Hernandez, F 104-60, Aardsma 9-8, Morrow 21-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Shields 9-4, Shouse 1-0, Hernandez, F 8-3, Aardsma 0-0, Morrow 1-1.
Batters faced: Shields 27, Shouse 2, Hernandez, F 27, Aardsma 3, Morrow 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Shouse 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 52 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:22.
Att: 17,671.
Venue: Safeco Field.
April 23, 2009
April 23, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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