For the second straight start, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was roughed up. The Toronto Blue Jays managed to avoid being swept at home as they touched Hernandez for seven earned runs in an 8-3 win on Thursday.
The Blue Jays scored two quick runs off of King Felix in the bottom of the first inning on a two-out Adam Lind home run. The Mariners rallied back to tie the game in the top of the second inning with a two-run Carlos Peguero double, but the M's weren't able to hold things there.
The Jays managed to pick up five runs in a big fourth inning, all of them coming off of Hernandez and all with two outs. Brett Lawrie drove in two runs with an RBI single to make it 4-2 and Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer -- his 40th of the season. Felix ended up serving up 10 hits and a walk in just four innings of work.
Jeff Mathis drove in the eighth Toronto run with an RBI single in the fifth inning. The Mariners managed just one more run, on a Dustin Ackley homer in the seventh inning. The home run was Ackley's 11th of the season.