Hernández struggles for Mariners in 5-3 loss to Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Felix Hernandez isn't getting emotional as the end of the season draws closer. Given what's transpired, he probably can't wait for it to be done.

Come next year, Hernandez expects to pitch far more effectively - even if it's not for the Seattle Mariners.

Hernandez labored through five innings in what was likely his penultimate start with Seattle, and the Baltimore Orioles got home runs from Anthony Santander and Hanser Alberto in a 5-3 victory on Friday night.

Seattle rookie Kyle Lewis hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Hernandez (1-7) gave the lead back in the bottom half after throwing just eight pitches.

The Mariners never recovered.

It's been a rough season for Hernandez, who missed 3 1/2 months with a shoulder injury and has gone 13 starts since his lone victory on April 1. The seven-year contract he signed in 2013 expires after this season, and the rebuilding Mariners are unlikely to bring back the six-time All Star and 2010 Cy Young Award winner.

Thus, the future appears uncertain for Hernandez beyond his start next week in Seattle.

''I don't know what's going to happen. I don't know if I'm going to be emotional. I don't know if I'm going to be quiet,'' he said. ''I don't know if I'm going to be happy. I don't know.''

Hernandez knows this much: If he has anything to do with it, it won't be his last time on the mound.

''I don't want to retire yet. I think I can go out there and compete against anybody,'' he insisted. ''It was a tough year with my shoulder. But if I get healthy, I can compete.''

Hernandez made his debut with the Mariners as a 19-year-old in 2005 and has spent his entire career within the organization while earning the nickname ''King Felix.''

Looking to build on his previous outing, in which he limited the White Sox to one run over seven innings, Hernandez got off to a miserable start.

Jonathan Villar singled, Trey Mancini walked and Santander homered over the center field wall. A double and wild pitch ensued before Baltimore's first out of the game, a run-scoring grounder by Austin Hays, made it 4-2.

''It was a tough first inning,'' Hernandez said. ''I didn't even know that ball was out of the ballpark. I thought it was a fly ball. After that, I kept making pitches and I got through five. So I'm happy with that.''

Lewis doubled and scored in the fourth, but Alberto homered in the bottom half to restore the two-run cushion.

Hernandez needed 91 pitches to get 15 outs. His line included five runs, eight hits, two walks and two wild pitches.

''I give him credit. He hung in there and got through five innings, which after the first three hitters, I didn't know if that was going to be the case or not,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''He righted the ship.''

Playing in his 10th major league game, Lewis hit his sixth home run and raised his batting average to .325.

Aaron Brooks (6-8) threw seven innings of one-hit ball in relief of opener Richard Bleier to help the Orioles end Seattle's five-game winning streak.

''That was the best we've seen Brooksie all year,'' manager Brandon Hyde said. ''That was three pitches for strikes, really in control the entire time.''

It was the longest outing by an Orioles reliever since Arthur Rhodes went seven innings against Kansas City in July 1995.

MANCINI MVP

Trey Mancini has been named the Orioles Most Valuable Player in 2019, as voted by the media that regularly cover the team.

''It's not a surprise to me,'' Hyde said. ''Well deserved. He's had an amazing year.''

Mancini came into Friday's game batting .286 with 36 doubles, 34 homers, 93 RBIs and 100 runs scored.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: OF Mitch Haniger (ruptured testicle) appears done for the season. He has not played since June 6 and ''still has a few issues going on,'' manager Scott Servais said. ''Obviously, we're at the point in the season where it doesn't look great for him getting back on the field.''

UP NEXT

Mariners: LHP Justus Sheffield (0-1, 5.40 ERA) faces Baltimore for the first time in his career as the three-game series continues Saturday night.

Orioles: RHP Asher Wojciechowski (3-8, 5.38) starts on the mound, five days after ending an eight-start winless streak with a victory at Detroit.

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SEA65-89
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BAL50-104
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  • W: A. Brooks (6-8)L: F. Hernandez (1-7)
  • HR: SEA - K. Lewis (6), BAL - H. Alberto (12), A. Santander (20)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Crawford SS30000100.227.316.374.6891.0
K. Seager 3B41100002.244.331.482.8132.0
K. Lewis RF42221020.325.349.8501.1999.0
O. Narvaez C40000001.283.356.471.8270.0
A. Nola 1B40010010.271.346.467.8130.5
D. Vogelbach DH30000010.212.346.451.797-0.5
D. Moore CF30100000.217.313.409.7221.0
D. Gordon 2B30000011.276.304.360.663-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar SS31100111.277.344.462.8064.5
    T. Mancini DH31100112.287.357.535.8922.5
    A. Santander LF-RF41131022.269.304.492.7967.0
    R. Ruiz 3B31100101.238.312.383.6944.0
    A. Hays CF40110002.333.405.545.9512.0
    D. Stewart RF40000000.234.283.333.6170.0
    S. Wilkerson LF00000000.215.275.371.6460.0
    H. Alberto 2B31111100.313.336.435.7717.0
    C. Davis 1B40200011.174.264.304.5681.5
    C. Sisco C30000022.215.326.405.731-1.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - K. Lewis (3)
      • HR - K. Lewis (6)
      • RBI - K. Lewis 2 (12), A. Nola (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Lewis 2 (2)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Seager (28), D. Gordon
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Ruiz (13)
      • HR - A. Santander (20), H. Alberto (12)
      • RBI - A. Santander 3 (59), A. Hays (5), H. Alberto (49)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, R. Ruiz (29), D. Stewart 3 (3), C. Davis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Villar (37)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Crawford-Nola)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Davis (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Hernandez (L, 1-7)5.08552326.511.52-3.5
      A. Warren1.00000200.001.504.0
      M. Wisler1.00001205.721.433.0
      R. McClain1.00001007.001.782.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Hernandez (L, 1-7)5.0
      A. Warren1.0
      M. Wisler1.0
      R. McClain1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Bleier2.03220115.761.401.5
      A. Brooks (W, 6-8)7.01111405.751.4030.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Bleier2.0
      A. Brooks (W, 6-8)7.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Hernandez 2 (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 91-58, A. Warren 13-8, M. Wisler 22-11, R. McClain 19-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 8-3, R. McClain 2-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 24, A. Warren 3, M. Wisler 4, R. McClain 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Bleier 30-20, A. Brooks 83-53
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Bleier 4-1, A. Brooks 10-8
      • Batters Faced - R. Bleier 9, A. Brooks 24
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      200100000340
      BAL50-104
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      S. Long LF40000001.273.343.446.7900.0
      J. Crawford SS30000100.227.316.374.6891.0
      K. Seager 3B41100002.244.331.482.8132.0
      K. Lewis RF42221020.325.349.8501.1999.0
      O. Narvaez C40000001.283.356.471.8270.0
      A. Nola 1B40010010.271.346.467.8130.5
      D. Vogelbach DH30000010.212.346.451.797-0.5
      D. Moore CF30100000.217.313.409.7221.0
      D. Gordon 2B30000011.276.304.360.663-0.5
      Total323431155-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Villar SS31100111.277.344.462.8064.5
        T. Mancini DH31100112.287.357.535.8922.5
        A. Santander LF-RF41131022.269.304.492.7967.0
        R. Ruiz 3B31100101.238.312.383.6944.0
        A. Hays CF40110002.333.405.545.9512.0
        D. Stewart RF40000000.234.283.333.6170.0
        S. Wilkerson LF00000000.215.275.371.6460.0
        H. Alberto 2B31111100.313.336.435.7717.0
        C. Davis 1B40200011.174.264.304.5681.5
        C. Sisco C30000022.215.326.405.731-1.0
        Total3558524714-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - K. Lewis (3)
          • HR - K. Lewis (6)
          • RBI - K. Lewis 2 (12), A. Nola (29)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Lewis 2 (2)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Seager (28), D. Gordon
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Ruiz (13)
          • HR - A. Santander (20), H. Alberto (12)
          • RBI - A. Santander 3 (59), A. Hays (5), H. Alberto (49)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, R. Ruiz (29), D. Stewart 3 (3), C. Davis
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Villar (37)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Crawford-Nola)
          FIELDING
          • E - C. Davis (5)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Hernandez (L, 1-7)5.08552326.511.52-3.5
          A. Warren1.00000200.001.504.0
          M. Wisler1.00001205.721.433.0
          R. McClain1.00001007.001.782.0
          Total8.0855472---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Hernandez (L, 1-7)5.0
          A. Warren1.0
          M. Wisler1.0
          R. McClain1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Bleier2.03220115.761.401.5
          A. Brooks (W, 6-8)7.01111405.751.4030.0
          Total9.0433151---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Bleier2.0
          A. Brooks (W, 6-8)7.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - F. Hernandez 2 (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 91-58, A. Warren 13-8, M. Wisler 22-11, R. McClain 19-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 8-3, R. McClain 2-1
          • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 24, A. Warren 3, M. Wisler 4, R. McClain 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Bleier 30-20, A. Brooks 83-53
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Bleier 4-1, A. Brooks 10-8
          • Batters Faced - R. Bleier 9, A. Brooks 24
          • 4TH INNING
            Alberto homered to center35
            Nola grounded out to second, Lewis scored34
          • 1ST INNING
            Hays grounded out to third, Ruiz scored24
            Santander homered to center, Villar and Mancini scored23
            Lewis homered to left, Seager scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Stevie Wilkerson in left field
            • K. Lewis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lewis struck out looking
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez flied out to center
            • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Nola struck out looking
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • S. Long: Ball, Strike swinging, Long grounded out to second
            • J. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Crawford grounded out to second
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Reggie McClain relieved Matt Wisler
            • A. Hays: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hays lined out to right
            • D. Stewart: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Stewart grounded out to shortstop
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Alberto walked
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike swinging, Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Vogelbach lined out to shortstop
            • D. Moore: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moore grounded out to third
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Matt Wisler relieved Art Warren
            • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar walked
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Villar stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Mancini struck out looking
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Santander struck out swinging
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ruiz flied out to center
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • K. Lewis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lewis struck out swinging
            • O. Narvaez: Strike swinging, Narvaez flied out to left
            • A. Nola: Strike looking, Ball, Nola grounded out to catcher
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Art Warren relieved Felix Hernandez
            • H. Alberto: Alberto flied out to right
            • C. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sisco struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • D. Moore: Foul, Ball, Moore popped out to second
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Gordon safe at first on 1st baseman Davis throwing error
            • S. Long: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Long flied out to left
            • J. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Crawford walked, Gordon to second
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Seager flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini singled to center
            • A. Santander: Foul, Santander reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Mancini out at second
            • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Santander to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ruiz walked
            • A. Hays: Strike looking, Ball, Hays flied out to left
            • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Stewart grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Brooks Pitching:
            • K. Lewis: Strike looking, Lewis doubled to deep right
            • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Narvaez grounded out to first, Lewis to third
            • A. Nola: Nola grounded out to second, Lewis scored
            • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Vogelbach grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto homered to center
            • C. Davis: Strike looking, Davis singled to center
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Sisco grounded into double play shortstop to first, Davis out at second
            • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Aaron Brooks relieved Richard Bleier
            • S. Long: Ball, Ball, Long grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Ball, Crawford popped out to shortstop
            • K. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Santander struck out on foul tip
            • R. Ruiz: Ruiz grounded out to second
            • A. Hays: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hays reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • D. Stewart: Stewart grounded out to first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • R. Bleier Pitching:
            • A. Nola: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Nola grounded out to shortstop
            • D. Vogelbach: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
            • D. Moore: Ball, Moore reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • D. Gordon: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Gordon grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davis singled to center
            • C. Sisco: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Sisco struck out looking
            • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Villar popped out to shortstop
            • T. Mancini: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Mancini reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Davis out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • R. Bleier Pitching:
            • S. Long: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Long grounded out to third
            • J. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford lined out to first
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager singled to center
            • K. Lewis: Ball, Lewis homered to left, Seager scored
            • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Narvaez grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Villar singled to deep right
            • T. Mancini: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked, Villar to second
            • A. Santander: Foul, Santander homered to center, Villar and Mancini scored
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ruiz doubled to deep left
            • A. Hays: Ball, Ball, Ruiz to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Hays grounded out to third, Ruiz scored
            • D. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Stewart flied out to deep center
            • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alberto grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)