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Hernandez falters as Mariners' struggles continue in 8-2 loss to Diamondbacks

SEATTLE The slide continues. The Mariners are 10 games under .500 for the first time this season. And the most recent loss came at the hands of an unlikely culprit. Part of the problem in evaluating Felix Hernandez is that the standard he has set the past 10 years has made any slip-up or stumble feel heavier than it should. It is a testament to just how good Hernandez has been that on days when he just doesn't have it, the results feel almost shocking. And he did not have it Wednesday. Hernandez gave up 12 hits, seven runs and two home runs in an 8-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks at Safeco Field. He left with two outs in the sixth inning, handing the ball to manager Lloyd...

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