King Felix gave up eight runs in one-third of an inning in his last start in Houston. It tied the shortest outing of his career, with the other early exit being caused by an injury in 2007 against the Minnesota Twins. He struck out five and walked two on Wednesday, while running his record to 10-4 on the season. He allowed just two runners to reach scoring position the entire night.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon considered sending Hernandez out for the ninth, but thought better of it with his pitch count at 106. The Seattle ace is now 6-0 with a 1.60 ERA in his last nine starts following a loss.
Charlie Furbush retired the first two batters of the ninth, while Carson Smith struck out Matt Duffy to seal the win.
Madison Bumgarner gave up just four hits, struck out nine, and walked only one intentionally in eight innings, but saw his record fall to 7-4 on the year. He lost a perfect game bid in the fifth and gave up an RBI triple to Austin Jackson in the sixth. Robinson Cano followed with an RBI double to give Seattle the deciding 2-0 lead.
Duffy was the one bright spot offensively for the Giants, recording a couple of singles, and is now 5-for-8 in his last two games.
These two teams will end their four-game series in Seattle tonight.