Felix Hernandez has been no stranger to struggling in the first inning throughout his Mariners career. Today in Oakland - a team he has historically manhandled, was no different.
"The King" surrendered four runs on four base hits as well as a base on balls in the A's half of the first. The Mariners stymied Oakland the rest of the way, allowing just one base runner the rest of the game. While they chipped away, Seattle never fully recovered en route to a 4-3 loss in a matinee` to close out their three-game series against their Bay Area rivals. The defeat snapped Seattle's five-game winning streak.

Oakland turned five double plays in the contest to short circuit many Mariner threats