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Felix fantastic
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Mariners 5, Blue Jays 4
Franklin Gutierrez and Ken Griffey Jr. celebrate after Gutierrez's homer. (Darren Calabrese/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (80-73)
Won 1
Seattle 5, Toronto 4   TOR
Toronto (69-84)
Lost 1
September 24, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0   5 13 1
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0   4 7 0
Standings thru 9/24/09  |  Recap: SEA | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Blue Jays stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 0 2 0 0 1 2 .355
Gutierrez, F, CF 5 1 2 2 0 2 4 .279
Lopez, Jo, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 3 .267
Sweeney, M, DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281
  a-Griffey Jr., PH-DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 .214
  1-Saunders, M, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238
Beltre, A, 3B 4 1 2 0 1 0 3 .263
Hall, LF 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 .209
Tuiasosopo, 2B 3 0 1 1 0 0 3 .200
Wilson, Jo, SS 4 0 2 2 0 0 3 .202
Johnson, Ro, C 2 1 1 0 2 0 1 .218
Totals 34 5 13 5 5 6 20  

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).

FIELDING
E: Beltre, A (13, fielding).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bautista, RF 5 0 0 0 0 4 4 .227
Hill, A, 2B 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 .288
Lind, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .300
Wells, V, CF 4 1 2 4 0 2 2 .264
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .220
Overbay, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .267
Snider, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .233
Chavez, R, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .258
McDonald, Jo, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .244
Totals 34 4 7 4 3 12 16  

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 LOB: 6.

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).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (W, 17-5) 8.0 7 4 3 2 11 1 2.49
Aardsma (S, 36) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.00
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Romero, R 6.1 9 3 3 3 5 1 4.28
Camp 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.20
Carlson (L, 1-6) 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 4.66
Accardo 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.38

HBP: Sweeney, M (by Romero, R).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, F 108-77, Aardsma 19-10, Romero, R 113-67, Camp 7-5, Carlson 22-13, Accardo 21-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, F 12-1, Aardsma 0-2, Romero, R 6-2, Camp 1-0, Carlson 1-2, Accardo 1-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez, F 33, Aardsma 4, Romero, R 28, Camp 2, Carlson 6, Accardo 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Camp 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:55.
Att: 15,306.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
September 24, 2009
September 24, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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