Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Felix Hernandez made it 10 consecutive quality starts against Detroit, tossing seven frames as the Mariners downed the Tigers, 9-1, in the middle contest of a three-game series on Wednesday.
Hernandez (2-1) allowed one run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts, as he moved to 9-0 in his last 10 starts against Detroit. The last player to win nine decisions in a row against the Tigers was Dennis Lamp in 1989.
Alex Liddi belted a two-run homer, Dustin Ackley had three hits and three runs batted in, and Jesus Montero drove in two runs in the victory, Seattle's second in as many nights.
Adam Wilk (0-3) suffered yet another loss after allowing six runs on eight hits over just two-plus innings. Brennan Boesch hit his third homer of the season in the losing effort.