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  • Hernandez, M's blank Blue Jays

  • TORONTO — Felix Hernandez pitched eight shutout innings to win his third straight start, Kyle Seager and Jason Bay homered and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Friday night.
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  • TORONTO — Felix Hernandez pitched eight shutout innings to win his third straight start, Kyle Seager and Jason Bay homered and the Seattle Mariners blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Friday night.
    Seager had three hits as the Mariners won for the sixth time in eight games.
    Hernandez (4-2) allowed five hits, walked none and struck out seven, improving to 3-0 with a 0.60 ERA in his past four starts. He's 95-24 in his career when he receives two or more runs of support.
    Tom Wilhelmsen pitched the ninth for the Mariners, who had lost seven of their previous eight road games.
    Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero (0-1) made his first start of the season, allowing three runs and three hits in four innings. He walked three and struck out four.
    Athletics 2, Yankees 0
    At New York, A.J. Griffin pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning, Adam Rosales homered on CC Sabathia's first pitch, and Oakland opened its 10-game road trip with its fourth win in five games.
    Coming off two losses in which he allowed 11 earned runs and 13 hits in 11 innings, Griffin struck out four, walked one and was removed for Sean Doolittle after Brett Gardner's bunt single to start the eighth. The Yankees had two runners on base only once, in the third inning, and Griffin (3-2) needed only nine pitches in the each of the fourth through sixth innings.
    Derek Norris hit an RBI single in the sixth inning to help Oakland and Grant Balfour got the final out for his fourth save this season and 22nd in a row since blowing one on April 29, 2012, securing the Athletics' first nine-inning shutout of the year.
    Indians 7, Twins 6, 10 innings
    At Cleveland, Drew Stubbs' RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted Cleveland to its fifth straight victory.
    Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011.
    Rangers 7, Red Sox 0
    At Arlington, Texas, Adrian Beltre had a three-run double among his four hits, Derek Holland pitched eight scoreless innings for his fifth consecutive victory over Boston.
    The Rangers had a season-high 18 hits while Holland (2-2) had a season-high nine strikeouts and held Boston to six singles.
    Angels 4, Orioles 0
    At Anaheim, Calif., Jason Vargas pitched a three-hitter for his first victory with his new club, Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout homered and Los Angeles beat Baltimore.
    Tigers 4, Astros 3
    At Houston, Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to send Detroit to its second straight win and seventh victory in eight games.
    After Houston closer Jose Veras (0-2) walked Don Kelly, Avila hit a 3-1 pitch to deep center field. It was Veras' second blown save in four opportunities.
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