Felix Hernandez was in line for his fifth win of the season on Thursday. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
By Jim Street / MLB.com
Felix Hernandez saw his pitch count rise early, but he was nearly untouchable in the series finale allowing four hits over seven scoreless frames. Unfortunately for him, Brandon Morrow blew his second straight save opportunity as Seattle fell.
BATTING 2B: Lopez, Jo (6, Harrison, M), Beltre, A (10, Harrison, M), Balentien (6, Harrison, M). TB: Beltre, A 2; Lopez, Jo 3; Suzuki, I; Balentien 2. RBI: Branyan (17), Balentien (5). 2-out RBI: Balentien. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; Johnson, Ro. Team RISP: 1-for-5. Team
BATTING 2B: Murphy, Dv (4, Morrow). HR: Blalock (10, 9th inning off Morrow, 0 on, 0 out), Davis, C (10, 9th inning off Morrow, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Davis, C 5; Cruz, N; Young, M 2; Blalock 4; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI: Blalock (24), Davis, C 2 (20). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Blalock; Andrus. Team RISP: 2-for-8. Team
Game Scores: Hernandez, F , Harrison, M . WP: Hernandez, F. HBP: Sweeney, M (by Harrison, M). Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 110-66, Aardsma 13-9, Morrow 16-9, Harrison, M 102-67. Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 8-5, Aardsma 1-1, Morrow 0-0, Harrison, M 9-8. Batters faced: Hernandez, F 27, Aardsma 3, Morrow 4, Harrison, M 33. Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck.
1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Marvin Hudson. Weather: 77 degrees, sunny. Wind: 18 mph, In from
CF. T: 2:10. Att: 21,002. Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. May 14, 2009 May 14, 2009
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