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 LOB: 4.
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 LOB: 6.