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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Monday, September 2nd (All times Eastern)

Seattle Mariners (62-74) at Kansas City Royals (70-66), 2:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Seattle - Felix Hernandez (12-8, 2.97) Kansas City - Danny Duffy (2-0, 1.10)

(Sports Network) - Felix Hernandez tries to bounce back from one of the worst outings of his career on Monday when the Seattle Mariners begin a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Hernandez lost his third straight start on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers and was pounded for nine runs (8 earned) and 11 hits in just three innings, dropping him to 12-8 on the year, while raising his ERA to 2.97.

"It was embarrassing, terrible," said Hernandez. "I was a little bit up. That was the problem. And everything that I threw, they hit and found holes. That's a whole lot of runs."

Hernandez may be able to get himself untracked on Monday, as he is 4-3 lifetime versus the Royals with a 2.67 ERA in 10 starts. He's also allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of those outings.

Kansas City, meanwhile, will rely on lefty Danny Duffy, who has given the Royals a bit of a boost in their improbable run towards a postseason spot. After a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery, Duffy has gone 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA since being recalled back on Aug. 7.

Duffy, who has never faced the Mariners, has also struck out 17 batters in 16 1/3 innings and carries a 12 2/3 scoreless innings streak into Monday's opener.

"They told me when I first had surgery it's going to take some time to get your feel back for everything, and that's exactly what happened," Duffy said. "I'm lucky to have it come back as fast as it has."

Kansas City enters this series having won six of eight and finds itself 5 1/2 games back of the second wild card spot. The Royals, of course, haven't been to the playoffs since 1985.

"We're still pushing for it," said KC outfielder Jarrod Dyson. "We're not going to let up. We're going to give it all we've got."

Seattle, on the other hand, took three of four from the lowly Houston Astros over the weekend, but has lost seven of its last 10 overall.

The Mariners, though, went 7-1 against the Royals last season.

09/02 10:30:29 ET

  • ACC: Wake Forest at Duke

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Syracuse at NC State

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Florida at Kentucky

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Pac 12: Stanford at Arizona

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke vs. Wake Forest

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 620am

  • Big Ten: Wisconsin at Minnesota

    Thursday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NBA: Dallas at Portland

    Thursday at 9:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Minnesota

    Friday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
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CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
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MEM 82
UTA 93
Final
CHI 97
WAS 92
Final
DEN 106
MIL 95
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UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
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GT 49
UNC 81
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
Final
NILL 65
WMICH 63
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
Final
MIZZ 63
AUB 61
Final
UGA 64
KENT 72
 
Final
NW 82
MICH 78
 
Final
CLEM 61
NCSU 66
 
Final
UF 66
TEXAM 62
 
1st OT
KU 72
WVU 69
 
Final
CREI 72
VILL 76
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
Final
FLA 2
TOR 3
Final
MIN 3
OTT 2
Final
DAL 3
NYI 2
Final
ARI 1
ANA 4
2nd Intermission
VAN 2
SJS 4