Franklin Gutierrez and Ken Griffey Jr. celebrate after Gutierrez's homer. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
By Jim Street / MLB.com
Cy Young candidate Felix Hernandez continued his September surge by allowing four runs (three earned) and striking out 11 in eight strong innings. Josh Wilson's two-run triple in the eighth put the Mariners ahead for good.
a-Struck out for Sweeney, M in the 3rd. 1-Ran for Griffey Jr. in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Johnson, Ro (19, Romero, R). 3B: Wilson, Jo (1, Carlson). HR: Gutierrez, F (17, 3rd inning off Romero, R, 1 on, 1 out). TB: Beltre, A 2; Hall 2; Lopez, Jo; Suzuki, I 2; Wilson, Jo 4; Tuiasosopo; Gutierrez, F 5; Johnson, Ro 2. RBI: Tuiasosopo (1), Gutierrez, F 2 (64), Wilson, Jo 2 (13). 2-out RBI: Wilson, Jo 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, Jo 2; Johnson, Ro. SF: Tuiasosopo. GIDP: Gutierrez, F, Wilson, Jo, Hall, Beltre, A. Team RISP: 2-for-11. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING PO: Wilson, Jo (1st base by Romero, R).
BATTING 2B: Hill, A 2 (35, Hernandez, F, Hernandez, F). HR: Wells, V (15, 6th inning off Hernandez, F, 2 on, 0 out). TB: Wells, V 5; Lind; McDonald, Jo 2; Hill, A 4. RBI: Wells, V 4 (66). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V; Encarnacion; Bautista. Team RISP: 4-for-10. Team
BASERUNNING CS: McDonald, Jo (2, 2nd base by Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro).
FIELDING DP: 4 (McDonald, Jo-Hill, A-Overbay 2, Encarnacion-Hill, A-Overbay 2). Pickoffs: Romero, R (Wilson, Jo at 1st base).