Felix Hernandez has been in dominant form for much of the season, going 11-2.
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Seattle Mariners will look for Felix Hernandez to play stopper on Friday evening when they resume a four-game set with the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles.
Hernandez, who is pitching on an extra day of rest, has been in dominant form for much of the season, going 11-2 with an AL-leading 2.02 earned run average. He is also second in the league with 163 strikeouts.
The right-hander did not factor into a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday despite giving up just one unearned run on two hits over seven innings. He walked four, but also fanned nine.
Five MLB trades that need to happen
By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Is there a team more important at this year's Major League Baseball trade deadline than the Philadelphia Phillies?
Cliff Lee, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins.
Philadelphia has five players available who legitimately could be difference makers for a team in contention as next Thursday's non-waiver deadline draws near.