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Felix and Mariners fall to Diamondbacks in series finale, 8-2

7/29 vs ARI by TOM HAYDEN

SAFECO FIELD, SEATTLE, WA. ----

Mid-week lunchtime baseball? Sounds great, but it didn't go so great for King Felix and the Mariners. In a series finale with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Felix Hernandez came out with a record of 12-5, poised and confident to get another good start and send the M's to Minneapolis with a win under their belt. The Diamondbacks' offense came out hot on Wednesday however, putting up four runs early in the first.

Arizona C Wellington Castillo connected for two HR's on the day, followed by 1B Paul Goldschmidt who had two hits for two RBI's. Even though Felix Hernandez struck out seven Dbacks, he also allowed seven runs off of seven hits. But hey, it happens to the best!

Offensively, the Mariners were only able to produce two runs via RBI from SS Brad Miller and LF Franklin Gutierrez. Brad Miller also had two hits on the day.

The Mariners look to turn things around as they head to Minneapolis to face the 52-48 Minnesota Twins. I've been to Minnesota by the way. The food is greasy, but the people are awesome and they have a huge airport.

J.A. Happ (4-5, 4.27 ERA.) will get the start on Thursday night. (5:10 PM PAC, 8:10 PM ET.) He will face righty Phil Hughes (9-6, 3.93 ERA.)

This is Tom Hayden signing off saying Go Mariners! Stay #TrueToTheBlue. Stay Tuned and follow @Mariners365.

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