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Hernandez sharp again as M’s beat Brewers to avoid sweep

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Hernandez sharp again as M’s beat Brewers to avoid sweep

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – Felix Hernandez tossed another dominant outing to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep.

Hernandez (12-5) won for the seventh time in his last eight decisions after going eight scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and struck out nine while walking one, shrinking his ERA to an American League-low 2.28.

Justin Smoak hit his fourth home run in his last 11 games for Seattle, which had lost four of five coming into the game.

Wily Peralta (8-12) was a hard-luck loser after giving up two runs on four hits in eight innings. That effort, which took only 98 pitches, was good enough to earn him his second complete game of both his season and career.

Juan Francisco had a double for Milwaukee, its only extra-base hit, as the Brewers lost for just the second time in six games.

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