King Felix 13 K’s, Salty Drops the Ball as Sox Fall 1-0

Ken Bell

SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in a brilliant five hit complete game and John Jaso's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 9th scored Capser Wells to give the Seattle Mariners a 1-0 win over the Red Sox Thursday night.   

Hernandez (6-5) tossed his fifth career shutout and was one of the first ones out of the Mariners dugout after Wells' belly-flop onto home plate. It was the third time in his career Hernandez struck out 13, the most recent coming on May 22, 2011 at San Diego.  

Wells lined a one-out double off Soctt Atchison (2-1) into the left-center field gap in the ninth. After an intentional walk, Jaso came on as a pinch-hitter. He lined the first pitch for Atchison into right field for a single and Wells was waved around from third.  Wells missed the plate but Jarrod Saltalmacchia dropped the ball on his way to making the tag. 

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