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Mariners Vs. Yankees: King Felix Takes The Mound In Game Two

After Friday night's victory against the Yankees (27-22), the Mariners (25-25) look to secure a series win and a winning record in game two. Seattle is now only .5 games back from first place in the AL West.

Felix Hernandez (5-4 3.04 ERA) gets the start for the Mariners. King Felix has gone eight innings in both of his past two starts. In his last start against the Padres on May 22, Hernandez struck out 13 batters, tying his career mark for strikeouts in a game. Hernandez has a 4-0 record against the Yankees in the past two seasons.

"To me, he's the perfect pitcher," Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said. "You've got a guy who throws hard, the ball moves, can hit the corners with three different pitches and his breaking stuff is so good that you just hope he makes a mistake. He's one of those guys that you have to hit his mistakes because if he makes his pitch, you're not going to get many hits off him." (Via: MLB.com)

The Yankees send out Ivan Nova (4-3 4.29 ERA) to oppose Hernandez. Nova allowed three earned runs and eleven hits in his last start against the New York Mets on May 22.

First pitch at Safeco Field is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. PT with coverage on ROOT Sports and 710 ESPN AM.

For more news and information regarding the Mariners and tonight's game head on over to SB Nation's Mariners blog, Lookout Landing.